Cranberry Orange Smoothie

As you might be able to tell (from this and this), I love cranberries and oranges together. There is something about that sweet-tart flavor that’s incredible to me, and this particular smoothie also incorporates the wonder ingredient tahini. Tahini is a fantastic ingredient to add to your diet as much as possible: sesame seeds (what tahini is made of) are one of the best plant-based sources of calcium.

Cranberry-Orange Smoothie

  • 1 orange (frozen for a colder smoothie)
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2″ – 1″ fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (I used maple syrup; you can also add more orange or orange juice to sweeten)

Blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy!

Makes 2 servings.     (31 g carbs per serving)

(Please note ~ carb calculations are given by reader request, not because I adhere to a high- or low-carb diet preference).

9 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Smoothie”

    1. Thanks, Joanna! This is one of my favorites – it’s a little on the tart side, especially if you lower or leave out the sweetener, but it’s a nice change from other smoothies.

  1. Kelli,

    you are the Woman of the year! Thanks so much for the carb count. I often avoid things b/c I have no idea of count and need to be somewhere in range or health suffers. I will make this smoothie! JGD!

    1. Oh, happy to do it. So you have to know the amount of carbs (or approximately) in everything that you eat? Wow, seems like alot of work… but I guess you get to know it pretty well over time?

      Funny, right after you made the request for carb numbers to be included, I was teaching a cooking class and one of the participants asked the same thing, for the same reason… so I’m definitely making myself more aware of these things now too.

  2. Yum! I’m also a fan of cranberries and orange together, and I bet the tahini makes this extra rich and decadent!

      1. Kelli,

        I count carbs for insulin to carb ratios,so I know what to inject trhough pump. My body does not do that like most. I do not stick to low carb meals as I find higher, good carbs easier to control blood sugars than higher fat meals. This is a reversal of fortune in past few years. Sharing in case other T1s are interested for knowledge.

        To your good health and wisdom and that of the universe.



      2. Thanks, Bhakti! That is great information to have. I’ve also heard more recently about higher fat diets causing more problems with insulin, so it’s good to hear about it anecdotally as well.

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