Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Hi Everyone,

I figured after all the homemade cookies, boxed chocolates and Christmas parties, it would be time to enjoy a sweet, tangy holiday drink that is completely guilt-free.  I know after this past month, I am in need of something good for me!  So today I bring you, what I like to call my Christmas Smoothie.

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

As I am sitting here writing this, I am drinking my smoothie!  The best description I can give is that it is creamy, a little sweet and has a slight, very slight pucker from the cranberries.  I think it is absolutely a perfect cranberry smoothie!  If you like cranberries, then you will like this smoothie!

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

To make this smoothie I used Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice, which is only 5 calories for a cup!!  Crazy!!!  Plus I used 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, unsweetened coconut milk from the carton and I threw in a few fresh cranberries for a little specks of color!!  I debated on throwing a frozen banana in it, but I really wanted a light cranberry drink, nothing to crazy!!  Something I could have after dinner or work, knowing I am getting a healthy drink that will fill me up and that it will make me in the holiday spirit.

I also think if you don’t have unsweetened coconut milk, that almond milk, non-fat milk or even soy milk would taste great!  Get vanilla flavor, that would be fantastic in this drink.  Now I always get asked about the coconut milk.  I use Trader Joe’s brand, it’s in a carton, located in an aisle with the almond milks, ect… and is only 60 calories a cup.  Do not use canned coconut milk, that would be horrible!  You’ll just end up with a greasy smoothie!!!

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3 Cups
  • Serving size: 3 Cups
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A creamy holiday smoothie made with cranberry juice, greek yogurt and coconut milk.
    • 1 cup light cranberry juice (I used Ocean Spray Diet)
    • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (from carton, do NOT use canned)
    • ½ cup greek yogurt, plain
    • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
    • ⅛ tsp. stevia, to taste
    • 5 cranberries
    • 5 ice cubes
    1. Place all your ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
    Calories for the whole smoothie: 100.2, Fat: 2.5, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 160, Potassium: 140, Carbs: 6.7, Fiber: .02, Sugar: 2.8, Protein: 11

    You probably noticed from the picture that the sprinkles on the glass look funny.  You must forgive me, I am so horrible when it comes to decorating cups.  I do try, but those darn little candy balls fall off.  I poured them in the bowl and they bounced everywhere!  I know I”ll be cleaning up white balls for months to come!!  lol

    I thought I was done with my Christmas shopping, come to find out I forgot one gift so I am off tonight to find something.

    Have a great Thursday!

    Happy Holidays!!



    P.S.  The winner of the Crockpot Gift Set is: Author: shannon
    Comment: I would love the zebra one!


    1. i love this!!! it’s looks so festive, but like most festive recipes around this time of year, it’s guilt-free – genius!

    2. this is awesome! it looks creamy, festive and delicious. don’t worry, i didn’t even notice the white balls! 🙂

    3. This looks so tasty! I love smoothies, but haven’t thought to make a cranberry smoothie. Great idea!

    4. Looks and sounds amazing! Bring on the cranberry and the Holidays 🙂

    5. Looks great. Need to try.

    6. This sounds delicious!

    7. dianaramblesdotcom says

      YUMMY! I saw this over at Super Sweet Saturday! You are welcome to join my party too!

    8. Not only does it sound delsh, it is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

    9. This looks so pretty and delicious! I think I would like to use cranberries in place of the juice, but what a great idea! So lovely!!!

    10. So perfect for Christmas! I want it for breakfast!

    11. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    12. Ah, this sound amazing and refreshing!! I’d love to have you share it at Gluten Free Fridays!

    13. Wow, what an inviting drink!! YUMM Happy New Year!!

      Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
      I hope to see you again next week!

      This week’s link up will be live tonight at 7 pm eastern time! We will have kicking this year off with a Gluten Free Giveaway! Better Batter has graciously offered to share some Brownie mix to one lucky person! Come share all your goodies! Remember you can link up recipes, review or healthy living posts! The more you link up the more chances you have to win!

      See you there!

      Cindy from

    14. Oh my goodness this smoothie is really lovely! Thanks for the tip about using carton coconut milk (not the can). I can’t wait to try making it.

    15. I like your recipe. I am going to try it soon. I made one and put it on my blog(its tied to my Fitness Friday post) and called it the same thing – it uses cranberry sauce I had leftover from Thanksgiving and I didn’t use any milk in it. Looking forward to trying yours out – I think I have all the ingredients.

    16. This is such a fun recipe. Love the sprinkles on the rim of the glass. Plus a definite bonus that this is a healthier recipe. Pinned.


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