Smoothie Sunday: Cranberry Pear Smoothie
Cranberries are really good for you. They are chock full of antioxidants and they’re also great for your urinary tract health. They are also rather tart. They’re not really a fruit you can just eat out of hand as a snack. I really wanted to use them in a smoothie, but I knew I needed another fruit to temper the tart a bit. Pears seemed like the perfect fruit to do this since they could help add sweetness without adding a ton of flavor of their own. In the end I think the combination worked out really well, and it ended up being a great late summer/early fall smoothie.
Cranberry Pear Smoothie:
- 2 pears, core removed
- 1 ½ cups cranberries
- 1 5.3 oz container vanilla yogurt
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- Sugar to taste
- Pinch of salt (to taste)
Combine the first 4 ingredients a blender and blend until mostly smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined. Pour into a tall glass, drink, and enjoy!