This strawberry banana smoothie with cranberry seeds is delicious, healthy and lightly sweet perfect for breakfast or as a pre-workout drink!
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Did you set any goals for 2021? I did and now that we are one month into the new year, I have been thinking about ways to stick to my goals.
One of my major goals for 2021 is to live a healthier life. I have been trying to exercise more and eat a more nutritious diet. I know a lot of you may have the same kinds of aspirations – we need to stick together to make sure we meet these goals!
One thing I have been doing recently is adding what I like to call “nutrition boosters” to my foods. These are ingredients that I can add to recipes to make them healthier without altering the food too much. Sprinkling high protein hemp seeds on a salad or blending fiber rich ground flaxseeds into a smoothie are two examples of things I do all the time. These little additions give my body some bonus nutrition that I need.
One nutrition booster that I recently discovered is cranberry seeds and I am so excited to collaborate with Ocean Spray and show you how great cranberry seeds are. Cranberry seeds are an upcycled, clean label product that is harvested from sustainably grown cranberries. The tiny red seeds have a neutral flavor but are incredibly nutritious. They are an excellent source of fiber (even more than found in chia seeds or flaxseed!), a good source of zinc and magnesium and they are full of Omega-3 fatty acids. Ocean Spray cranberry seeds are GMO free, allergen free and have no additives or preservatives.
So.. what does all that nutritional information mean toward reaching your new years goals?? To start, it means that adding cranberry seeds can help support your digestive health and your immunity. I know we could all use a little immune booster right about now! Cranberry seeds may also support hearth health and maintain your brain health too. The health benefits of seeds is pretty impressive!
Besides being amazingly beneficial to your health, Ocean Spray cranberry seeds are upcycled. This means they come from cranberries that are not perfect enough to sell as a whole berry, but still perfectly good to eat. Since the seeds come from “food waste”, making cranberry seeds helps contribute to a more sustainable food chain. Ocean Spray farmers also practice regenerative farming which supports the health and conservation of natural resources. Could this new ingredient get any better?!
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE WITH CRANBERRY SEEEDS
If you are dying to give cranberry seeds a try, you can start by making my Strawberry Banana smoothie recipe with Ocean Spray® Cranberry Seeds. It’s a healthy, refreshing, lightly sweet and delicious smoothie perfect for a lighter breakfast or pre-workout drink! All the power of cranberry seeds is mixed right into the glass giving you a healthy and delicious drink. I like to make this strawberry banana smoothie with cranberry seeds for breakfast and also as a pre-workout drink or mid-day snack. One sip and I instantly feel good knowing that I am sticking to my health goals for the year and giving my body the nutrients it needs.
If you are like me and trying to be a healthier version of yourself in 2021, cranberry seeds are definitely something you need in your cabinet. They are easy to use, can be sprinkled on almost anything and they are incredibly healthy. All in all, these tiny red seeds are a power-packed ingredient that you are going to love using!
Let me know how you use your cranberry seeds and share any fun recipes you may have. I want to try them all!Print
Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 fresh banana, peeled
- 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tbsp Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds
- 1 tbsp agave syrup or sweetener of your choice (optional)
- In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, banana, ice, milk and sweetener. Blend until smooth.
- Add cranberry seeds to blender and blend on the lowest speed just until mixed.
- Pour into glass, add straw and serve immediately.
I have never used cranberry seeds before – how interesting! This recipe looks delicious!
Thank you! I needed a new smoothie recipe, tired of the same thing over and over.
We love smoothies! And this Strawberry Banana Smoothie looks really mouthwatering and I am starting to drool!
I love this drink! And I’d love to get a kit like that from Open Spray.
I had no idea that cranberry seeds were so nutritious! Adding them to a smoothie is a great idea to give yourself a much-needed boost.
So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
I like sweet desserts, so this strawberry-banana smoothie will be a light breakfast for me, especially since they are healthy. It looks simple and delicious.
I always like banana and strawberry smoothies but never use cranberry seeds. I will try this recipe for sure.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Cranberry Seeds sounds so tasty! Can’t wait to try it later at home. So yummy!
Good to know. Ocean Spray has always been my go to for cranberry anything!
I haven’t used cranberry seeds before. I love what you have done with them! I hope to give them a try, myself.
I didn’t know about cranberry seeds, but they sound wonderful! I’ll have to get some and try it with your strawberry banana smoothie recipe!
this looks so good and did not realize that we could get cranberry seeds..
That looks really good
This sounds really yummy. Looking forward to making and trying this.
I need to try this smoothy, I love the combination of the fruits, they are perfect for a smoothy
I try to make smoothies at least once a week for myself and my son. This is definitely one that I am going to have to try I love cranberries!
Simple and Delicious. My favourite fruits too. I’m trying this.
Simple and Delicious. My favourite fruits too.
Need to try this smoothie soon. Looks delicious.
This smoothie looks and sounds delicious. My daughter would love this.
This sounds so good!
Oh I do love strawberry and banana smoothie. I haven’t tried it with cranberry seeds though. Must try that!
My son and I love the strawberry and banana combo so much. Will try adding cranberry seeds next time.
This smoothie sounds healthy and very delicious! I would like to try it!
Yum!! I’m going to try this, I didn’t know that cranberry seeds even existed to buy!
I had no idea this product even existed. Loving it already. Thanks for sharing.
I am so giving this recipe a try as I make these smoothies every single day.
They look like sprinkles! I love smoothies, will have to give this a try!
I have never heard of using cranberry seeds before! This sounds so good, and it is nice to have a smoothie packed with health benefits like this.
So sad Valentine’s day is over. I should have made one for my wife. The color and flavor is perfect for Valentines.
I always love a good smoothie, the addition of the seeds sounds like it would add a nice crunch and health benefit to it.
I haven’t heard of cranberry seeds until this. It looks great.
That smoothie sounds so good! I love the added health boost of the cranberry seeds. I need to add this to my smoothie rotation.
I just started working out and being more aware of the food that I’m taking because I really want 2021 to be the year of good health. Will try your smoothie recipe!
I’m not a big fan of smoothies but I admit this box made me change my mind. Yummy!
Yum! This Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Cranberry Seeds will be the new favorite in our home! It looks really delicious!
I had never heard of cranberry seeds! Wow. Looks really good!
This looks amazing. Strawberry banana smoothies are my favorite. I would love to try it with those cranberry seeds. It sounds delicious.
Cranberry seeds must add the perfect little zing to a smoothie. I would toss in a scoop of protein powder too. Yum!
I drink strawberry and banana smoothies all of the time, but you got me all mixed up with those cranberry seeds, now that sounds fantastic! I did not even know that they were available! Okay, I got to try this – thanks!
Oh wow! That looks so good! I love smoothies, and strawberry and banana is one of my favorite combos. I can’t wait to make this.
Oh nice, this looks so amazing! I have always been a fan of cranberries. I’m sure I’d love the smoothie.