One of the nicest things about a fruit or vegetable smoothie, including this very simple but still very satisfying Cranberry and mixed berry smoothie, is knowing you can make it quickly-it will always be a little different so you don’t get bored….and you don’t have to run out to the store for all the ingredients every time you want to make yourself a treat. Most of us go to the store every week, and to work smart, not hard, it is a great time to fill up your cart with a wide variety of juices and fresh and frozen fruits. Look at some of the delicious juices the leading companies offer and it can be the source of many treats like this cranberry juice mixed berries smoothie.
Ocean Spray offers a Cranberry Blueberry juice that is a great base for smoothies. Pick up a bottle and keep in your refrigerator. When you are ready to make a smoothie, look in your freezer and grab the mixed berries and some frozen banana chips and you have a perfect smoothie. It really is this easy!
Its also easy to turn this Cranberry Juice Mixed Berries smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 cup of Cranberry Blueberry juice
-1 cup of frozen mixed berries
-1/2 cup of frozen banana chips
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed