Pre-Thanksgiving: Cran-apple Cinnamon Smoothie

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Although cranberries come to mind in the fall, I appreciate using the frozen and dried form year round. As well as known benefits for the urinary system, cranberries tout antioxidants and I appreciate the tarter profile as well as low glycemic index. Even natural sugars can cause glucose overload and make smoothies high calorie as well as cause a post-carb crash effect. Cranberries are a great way to increase the fruit content, vitamins, and flavor of your shake without excess sugar.

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Pre-Thanksgiving:  Cran-apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Charlotte Veggie

GF, GRF, DF

Serves 2

 

Blend the following:

3 cups baby kale (or baby spinach)

2 small apples

1 cup frozen cranberries

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1 frozen fig (Trader Joe’s)

1/4 cup hemp seeds

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or sweetened or plain or soy or water or dairy milk)

For more smoothies including hunger curbing, cleansing, autumn themed and more, see here!

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