Recipe of the Week - Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

I am not even a "smoothie person".
I am a "I want to try my hardest to stay healthy this winter" person.
This is incredible.  Absolutely incredible.
Cranberry Ginger Smoothie 

Cranberry Ginger Smoothie


  • 8 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 of an orange
  • 1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger- grated
  • 1 frozen banana- if your banana isn't frozen, just add 1 cup of ice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup kefir. If you don't have kefir, you can use coconut milk or yogurt.


  • Chuck everything in your high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • If the pulp from the orange bothers you go ahead and run the smoothie through a strainer. I leave it in.
  • Enjoy!


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Recipe of the Week - Yet Another Green Smoothie Recipe

Green SmoothieI feel like I have tried every green smoothie recipe known to man.  I love them all.  My toddler, not so much.  He’ll drink it, but only ever half, and sometimes with bribing.  I know, I know.  Many of you are aware that I’m a big fan of Baby-Led Weaning.  And bribing isn’t a word in their vocabulary.  But I just get so excited about the rawness and goodness of these drinks!  And in my opinion, what’s not to like, right? I finally thought that maybe I was adding too much.  Maybe the flavor palette was overwhelming him.  So I simplified, but still left the greens :).  He downs it now, and also has no idea that I put his probiotic in there ;).  It is now tasty, cheap, and easy.

I had the brilliant idea of adding a little frozen juice concentrate (we use this for vitamin C sometimes).  It adds great flavor, and though we’re not juice fans at our house, I felt this was such a small amount.

This recipe makes enough for all 3 of us.


2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (more or less depending on how thick you like it)

2-3 bananas

1 + cup spinach leaves

2 + Tbsp. orange juice concentrate (the kind you find in the freezer section)

Blend all ingredients in a blender/food processor.  Adjust to taste.

If you want something more filling for breakfast, add ¼- ½ cup of oatmeal.  It thickens it nicely and is a wonderful grain for mamas and babies!