September 24, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC
Smoothies are a wellness goldmine because you can basically throw anything you have in your freezer into a blender and call that #health… or so you think. The flavor—and well, actual health benefits—are a little harder to define when you go the toss-in-whatever-you-want route.
So, if you want an expert-level, nutrition-packed smoothie, you have to turn to an expert nutritionist. For an everyday superfood blend, celeb nutritionist, founder of Solluna, and New York Times bestselling author Kimberly Snyder goes for a refreshing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich recipe: her Cranberry Ginger Cherry Smoothie.
“I believe that you can eat your way to radiant skin and renewed energy […] by focusing on nutrient-dense, mostly or all plant foods,” says Snyder. “I love the amazing power of antioxidants that cranberries offer. Cranberries are full of nutrients including flavonoids, fiber, and vitamin C. These can work synergistically together, and can help to maintain a healthy immune system.”
As the focal point of the smoothie, Ocean Spray®️ Fresh Cranberries are a nutritional powerhouse, higher in antioxidants than most fruits and berries—outranking nearly every fruit and vegetable including strawberries, spinach, and cherries. “Cranberries have a tart taste, which pairs well with bold flavors like spicy ginger and sweet cherry,” she explains.
The result? A flavor-packed sip that could help you beat the 3 p.m. exhaustion. “Later in the day, when I’m ready for a little energy to pick me up, I like to treat myself to a second smoothie like this Cranberry Ginger Cherry Smoothie,” Snyder says. “These ingredients complement one another to help boost energy reserves, while curbing your appetite during a mid-day slump.” Okay, who’s mouth is also watering for this antioxidant paradise?
Keep scrolling for the full, antioxidant-packed cranberry smoothie recipe.
Cranberry Ginger Cherry Smoothie
Makes one smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup fresh Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries
¼ cup frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
¼ inch fresh ginger
1. Add all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Serve in your favorite smoothie cup and enjoy!
Sponsored by Ocean Spray
Photos: Kimberly Snyder