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

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).

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9 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Smoothie

    • 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!

    • 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.

      • 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.

        JGD!

        bhakti

      • 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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