This refreshing cranberry mango smoothie with a tropical twist is a tasty snack or drink. Try it to enjoy more fruit with your breakfast, to use up fresh cranberries from a holiday, or for a light mid-day or after-school snack.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Cranberries are a great change of pace from traditional smoothie flavors, like strawberry and pineapple. You can use frozen or fresh fruit, and it’s very quick to blend this up. This recipe contains no added sugar, and you can use the plant-based milk of your choice. Soy or another higher protein option will add a little protein too.
Nutrition in this Recipe
The combination of ingredients in this cranberry mango smoothie provides about 73 milligrams of vitamin C, which is almost all of the vitamin C recommended for non-smoking women daily (the RDA is 75 milligrams) and a good proportion of the need for nonsmoking men (90 milligrams), according to the Harvard School of Public Health.
It’s a light snack with about 126 calories and provides 3 grams of fiber too.
Cranberries are also high in antioxidants. In this comparison of cranberry and blueberry juice consumption in Nature only the cranberry juice was effective in increasing blood antioxidant levels in the subjects.
- Mango: frozen is very convenient, but fresh will taste great if you have it (make sure it is soft and ripe). Another option is the refrigerated containers of fresh cubed mango. You can substitute banana or pumpkin puree if you don’t have mango.
- Fresh cranberries: you can also use ones you have frozen.
- Blueberries: either fresh or frozen are fine as well.
- Orange juice – this combines beautifully with the mango and berries for the flavor of this smoothie and adds natural sweetness. Pineapple juice would be a good substitute.
- Plant-based milk – You can use whatever type you like. I generally have vanilla soy, almond, or oat milk and any of these taste great in this recipe.
- Lemon juice – fresh or bottled lemon juice is fine. It goes very well with the flavor of the cranberries.
- Ice chips – I like the add a little ice to smoothies, but this is up to you,
How to Make a Cranberry Mango Smoothie
- Place the orange juice, plant-based milk, mango pieces, and cranberries into the blender cup. Top with the ice chips.
- Blend for about 10 seconds or until smooth, moving the blender stick up and down to make sure all of the ingredients are blended.
Q: Can I use frozen cranberries and mango?
A: Yes, but I recommend defrosting them partially first so they blend smoothly.
Q: If I don’t have cranberries, what can I substitute?
A: Raspberries will give you a similar reddish color. You may want to crush them first and push them through a strainer to remove the seeds.
Q: Can I use cranberry sauce for this cranberry mango smoothie?
A: Cranberry sauce is not the best bet since it is usually sweetened. If using it, homemade cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries and orange juice would be preferable to canned cranberry sauce, but you could use the canned version if that’s all you have.
More Recipes You May Enjoy
- Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins
- Vegan Berry Smoothie (without Banana)
- Quick Pinto Bean Tostadas with Mango and Cilantro (Vegan)
- Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Waffles with Pecans
- Ultimate High Protein Breakfast Burritos
Cranberry Mango Smoothie – Dairy-free
- 1 Stick blender or blender
- ⅓ cup mango pieces
- ¼ cup cranberries
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup plant-based milk
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ cup ice chips
- Place the mango pieces, cranberries, blueberries, orange juice, plant-based milk, and lemon juice into the blender cup. Top with the ice chips.
- Blend for 5-10 seconds or until smooth, moving the blender stick up and down to make sure all of the ingredients are blended.
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5 thoughts on “Easy Cranberry Mango Smoothie – Dairy-free”
I LOVE anything mango, especially smoothies! But I have to you I have never considered having mango with cranberries😲😲
this is such a great idea I never thought of using cranberries in a smoothie thanks for the recipe
I don’t think I would have ever thought to put cranberries in a smoothie, but this sounds absolutely amazing! I have everything else in the house, so I’m adding a bag of fresh cranberries to my grocery list so I can give this a go next week for breakfast. Can’t wait to try it!
This was the perfect way to use up my cranberries from Thanksgiving! So refreshing and fruity!
Love this flavor combination!