Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

I love cranberry sauce, so naturally I love it in cranberry sauce smoothies. Cranberry sauce is my favorite dish at the holiday table because of the combination of sweet and tart. I also think it goes well with everything (obvi I like my food to mix a bit :mrgreen: ) When I learned to make it from whole berries one of my first Thanksgivings after graduating from college, I started to love it a whole (berry) lot more. This year we added some bourbon during cooking, and boy-oh-boy this might be my favorite version of all! Sadly cranberry sauce is quite polarizing, and not everyone loves it as much as I do. So unlike the sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, you might find yourself with some leftovers.

Eat More Cranberries!

If you’re a cranberry lover like me, you can keep frozen cranberries in your freezer and make some sauce whenever you please! You should because they are very good for you:

  • Cranberries are packed with antioxidants
  • Recent studies have identified over two dozen antioxidant phytonutrients in cranberries
  • The phytonutrients in cranberries also have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cranberries may also help with UTIs, although the research is a bit inconclusive
  • Cranberries contain vitamin C, manganese, and fiber for 46 calories per cup

What Can You Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce?

  • Dollop it into Greek yogurt for a high protein breakfast or snack
  • Stir it into hot creamy oatmeal
  • Enjoy in a bowl with graham crackers as a “crust”
  • Make cranberry sauce smoothies!!

Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

I made these quick and easy cranberry smoothies on Black Friday morning, and they were delicious! In addition to a heaping cup of cranberry sauce, I added oats for whole grains and Greek yogurt for protein. My cranberry sauce may have been hinted with bourbon, but a little bourbon flavor for breakfast never hurt anyone ???? It was very subtle and the alcohol had cooked out anyways.

Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

These quick and easy cranberry sauce smoothies are a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce you have. In addition to a heaping cup of cranberry sauce, blend in oats for whole grains and Greek yogurt for protein.

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack

Keyword cranberries, smoothies


  • 1 cup cow’s milk or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt I recommend plain, vanilla or lemon flavor!
  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1 handful ice
  • 1 dollop whipped cream optional


  • Blend everything together.

  • Divide between two glasses.

  • Dollop with leftover whipped cream, if you wish!

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Other Recipes With Cranberry Sauce

Orange Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie

Liz takes the edge off the crans by blending the sauce with other mixed berries. Maybe a bit more kid friendly!

Cranberry Pineapple

A tropical twist!

Fresh Cranberry 

The texture of this one is like an acai bowl!

Veggie Inspired – Dairy Free 

This recipe uses fresh frozen cranberries with a touch of sugar or maple syrup

Cranberry Orange

I love the addition of orange, almonds, and cranberry juice

Chocolate Cranberry Smoothie

Two layers! I love the flavors.