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Cranberry Raspberry Smoothie

With just five ingredients, this cranberry raspberry smoothie is super easy to whip up!  It’s a little tart, a little sweet, and a whole lotta delicious.  Enjoy for a light breakfast or anytime you need a power-packed snack.

A cranberry raspberry smoothie in a jar with a metal straw.

Ingredients and Instructions

You’ll find full recipe amounts and instructions in the recipe card below, but here’s a photo of all the ingredients you’ll need, along with some helpful notes:

A bowl of raspberries, a bowl of cranberries, a jar with milk, a bowl of yogurt, and a small bowl with honey.
  • Raspberries – If you can get local fresh-picked raspberries, I highly recommend them for this recipe (and just for snacking in general!).  They’re so sweet and delicious.  That said, any standard container of store-bought raspberries will do.  You can also use frozen raspberries, but you might need to add more milk to allow the recipe to blend properly.
  • Cranberries – Did you know you can buy cranberries year-round in the freezer aisle?  I’ve always got some stocked in my fridge!  You can also freeze fresh ones if you have extras in late fall/early winter, and then use those throughout the year.
  • Greek yogurt – This yogurt is thicker and higher in protein than regular yogurt, and makes a great addition to smoothies.
  • Milk – This works as a nice base because it adds a little creaminess.  If you’d prefer though, you can use orange juice instead of milk.
  • Honey – Because cranberries are naturally tart, you’ll use a little honey to sweeten the recipe.  Depending on the sweetness of your raspberries, you may need more or less to adjust according to your taste preferences.

Once you’ve got all those ingredients, just toss everything in the blender together and boom – your smoothie is ready!

A blender cup filled with all the ingredients for the smoothie.

Recipe FAQ

Here are some common questions that may come up as you’re preparing this cranberry raspberry smoothie recipe:

Can smoothies be kept overnight?

It’s not recommended, as the texture will change.  For best results, make it when you’re ready to enjoy it.

Can you use fresh cranberries in this smoothie? 

Sure – if you do that though, you’ll want to use frozen raspberries instead of fresh.  Essentially you just need at least one frozen fruit to create that frosty creaminess.

How do you make this recipe vegan?

To make vegan, simply use coconut yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, substitute any milk alternative for the regular milk, and use maple syrup instead of honey.

Can you make this into a smoothie bowl?

Yes.  Just use about half the amount of milk in the regular smoothie recipe, and be sure you’re using a high-powered blender.  Coconut and chia seeds would make excellent toppings for this recipe.

Overhead shot looking into the jar of raspberry cranberry smoothie.

Nutrition Benefits

As a dietitian, I like this smoothie – even with the added honey! – because it’s packed with nutrients:

  • Protein:  This smoothie provides 16.5 grams of protein, which is important for keeping you full as well as supporting muscle repair and recovery after a workout.
  • Calcium:  One smoothie has 19% of your daily calcium needs, which is essential for bone health.  That makes this a great choice for kiddos especially, as their bones are still growing!
  • Phytochemicals:  Both raspberries and cranberries are packed with phytochemicals, which are health-promoting nutrients found in plant foods.

I hope you enjoy this delicious raspberry cranberry smoothie!  If you get a chance to try it, feel free to leave a recipe rating or comment below. (And if you’re looking for more tasty cranberry treats, be sure to try our cranberry rhubarb crisp or our cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.)

A mason jar filled with a cranberry raspberry smoothie.

Cranberry Raspberry Smoothie

OnlyCrans
This cranberry raspberry smoothie is a delicious tart treat that's great for breakfast or a snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 261 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ¾ cup frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • 1 tbsp honey (or pure maple syrup)

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend for about 30 seconds or until well combined. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The sweetness of this smoothie can depend on how sweet your raspberries are; if you prefer more sweetness just adjust to your preferred taste with additional honey or maple syrup after blending.
  • You can use frozen raspberries instead of fresh, but you may need to add a little more milk to blend.
 
Nutrition analysis (approximate): 261 calories, 2 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 75 mg sodium, 48.5 g carbohydrate, 10.5 g fiber, 33 g sugar, 16.5 g protein, Vitamin D: 4%, Calcium: 19%, Iron: 6%, Potassium: 11%
Keyword cranberry raspberry smoothie, raspberry cranberry smoothie

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