There’s something about the combination of cranberries and cinnamon that just feels festive. This warming smoothie is perfect for this time of year, featuring our Vitamin C Powder to help you power through the cold weather and busy months. There’s nothing worse than feeling run down over the holiday season, so we’re drinking this one several times a week. (We’re also loving our Warming Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Winter Smoothie this time of the year).
We’ve added a generous teaspoon of our Organic Acacia Fiber Powder to ours, and while this is an optional ingredient, we love the thickness and the creamy texture this fibrous superfood lends. If you prefer a less creamy smoothie, you can swap the warm plant milk for water and leave out the acacia fiber powder.
- 3 Tbsp dried cranberries
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Sari Foods Vitamin C Powder
- 1 Tbsp Sari Foods Pure Organic Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Sari Foods Acacia Fiber Powder (optional, but great to help make it more creamy)
- 1 cup plant-based milk of your choice (warmed)
- ¼ cup cold water
1 sweet dessert apple, chopped
- Place your dried cranberries and cinnamon into a cup and add ⅓ cup warmed milk. Give it a stir and leave to steep for 7-8 minutes.
- Place the cranberry mix, chopped apple, and vitamin C powder, turmeric, and acacia fiber powder in your smoothie maker, along with a splash of cold water.
Blend on high for a minute or two until the cranberries and ginger have been incorporated.
Pour your smoothie into a cup and mix in the remaining plant milk.
*Vitamin C starts to degrade over time when exposed to heat. By incorporating boiling water last, right before you drink it, you significantly reduce the degradation of the vitamin C. In order to maintain the full integrity of our Vitamin C Powder, we recommend only using water (or milk) that is heated to 118ºF—your smoothie will be warm, but not hot.
**Many blenders or mixers aren’t designed to take hot liquids, so we absolutely recommend blending the ingredients cold and adding the warm water afterward. Hot liquid may shatter your jug (if it’s glass), or if not, pressure builds up inside the container and all your liquid can explode out when you open the lid—very messy, and not to mention dangerous!