Holiday Cranberry Orange Smoothie

by Pamela

Holiday Cranberry Orange Smoothie

Are you running around like a lunatic right now like I am? This cranberry orange smoothie has saved me so many times in the past few weeks. It’s the only way I’ve been able to eat any breakfast before I head out for my day.

I love a good smoothie. I’ve been drinking them for breakfast for quite some time, but it was time to mix up my ingredients (for a little change of pace). I’ve also changed how I make them.

Cranberry Orange Smoothie

Making my smoothie in one of those small blenders is how I’ve been doing it for months, but I recently got my hands on an OXO immersion blender and that’s how I’m making my morning smoothie now. I know what you’re thinking…how could an immersion blender make a smoothie out of frozen fruit? Well this one is powerful enough to do just that. One of the things that makes it so powerful is a dial on the top that lets you adjust the speed of the blender blades. So convenient!

OXO Immersion Blender

I use an immersion blender all the time when I make soups and sauces. But after getting this one from OXO, I tossed my old one. The OXO immersion blender has a silicone shaft, so it doesn’t scratch or dent your pots and pans (unlike my old one). It’s also got a light on it so you can better see what  your mixture looks like as you’re blending it up. Which is helpful if your kitchen lighting isn’t especially bright, like mine. It’s also A LOT easier to clean up than the blender (because you can make the smoothie directly in your glass).

Cranberry Orange Smoothie

But back to this smoothie…

This is a great seasonal smoothie to make because it’s got all the ingredients that are so readily available this time of year: cranberries and those little mandarin oranges that you buy by the bag. It’s got a nice tang that really wakes your taste buds up in the morning and a hit of protein from yogurt and a bit of super food chia seeds.

So start your day off healthily and easily with this cranberry orange smoothie and the OXO On Illuminating Digital Immersion Blender.

Holiday Cranberry Orange Smoothie
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This cranberry orange smoothie is a quick grab and go meal or snack. So why not grab a healthy smoothie instead of a handful of cookies?
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  1. Add all ingredients to large glass or the blending beaker.
  2. Insert immersion blender as far into the mixture as possible and turn on.
  3. Change speed of blades as needed.
  4. Remove immersion blender from mixture and drink straight from the glass or blending beaker.


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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef December 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I’ve never gotten into the smoothie routine. I enjoy them but rarely think of making one. I need a New Year resolution. This looks too good to pass up.

Pamela December 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm

I got into the breakfast smoothie because it’s so easy to make and you can cram them full of good for you stuff without having to taste the good for you stuff. 😉

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