Looking for some festive holiday flavors but don’t want to consume massive quantities of sugar? Why not try a Vega Vanilla Cranberry Smoothie? This is a perfect replacement for a meal or snack, and includes a yummy new protein that we use everyday!
It’s easy to fall into the holiday pit of eating cookies, sweets, and other treats, but it’s nice to balance those cheat days when you can. We try to incorporate smoothies each day not only after workouts for me, but for our girls as well! I recently sampled the new Vega Sport Performance Protein, and love that it contains:
- 30 grams of premium and complete, plant-based protein
- 6 grams of each BCAAs and glutamine
- Performance ingredients turmeric, tart cherry, and probiotics (1 billion CFUs)
It’s perfect for my recovery after a long run, and safe for kids. I try to stay as close to Paleo as I can, and my daughter is dairy free, so we love that it’s made from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed, and alfalfa protein. Plus it tastes yummy! You can mix it straight with water or another beverage if you like, or mix it into a smoothie. Here’s a new combo I tried for the holidays and we really liked the flavor! I had some cranberries left over from these DIY centerpieces and voila, a new smoothie recipe was born!
All it takes is a few ingredients you probably already have at home, plus a scoop of delicious Vanilla Vega Sport Performance Protein and a handful of cranberries to whip up the perfect, breakfast, lunch, snack, or post workout recovery meal – Vanilla Cranberry Smoothie!
vega vanilla cranberry smoothie
Here’s my recipe below and don’t forget to give the gift of health this holiday season! Vega Sport Performance Protein is now available on shelves across North America in Vanilla, Chocolate, Mocha, and Berry flavors. Find Vega Sport Performance Protein at local stores with Vega’s store locator or online at MyVega.com. Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as we did!
- 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein
- 1/3-1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1-2 TBSP ground flax seed
- 6-8 ounces water or other fluid and ice
- Add the liquid first then the other ingredients so your protein mixes fully!
- Enjoy the frothy creaminess of a vanilla cranberry smoothie!
This looks great! I need to drink more shakes, they seem quick and easy!
Sue Parke says
Yum! I LOVE smoothies, I make them all the time. I actually have frozen cherries but I don’t use them much for smoothies. I’m interested in trying this one – sounds delicious and it’s a bit different than what I usually make.
I think cranberry and vanilla were meant to be together! I mean that as edible things, but also body lotions and the like.
I’m a big fan of the Vega brand too.
Oh this sounds tasty! I’m dairy/soy free currently since my daughter has a sensitivity (my son had it too), so it’s nice to find recipes without the dairy. I wonder does the protein have soy in it?
No ma’am, I’m anti soy, dairy, wheat and sugar right now. This one is pea, alfalfa protein and DELISH!
This sounds super delicious! I love vanilla and cranberry. I bet my kids would love this too. Can’t wait to try it.
Jennifer Corter says
Can I just say HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS?! I might even try to make it on Christmas day, if it isn’t crazy in our house, but with a toddler who knows, haha. Definitely trying this though!
That looks awesome! I’m so curious about Paleo. Do you find it helps you? Is it hard to follow? I wouldn’t have thought of shakes as fitting into that diet!
Crystal Renaud says
I love smoothies! I have one every day! I did a post last week on some of my favorite things I add in. This smoothie here is a great holiday smoothie! I will have to try this combination. Hope your running is going good!
Yum, Yum, Yum!! I love shakes like this and the addition of cranberry is brilliant!
Janine Huldie says
Love both vanilla and cranberry, so most definitely want to give this smoothie a try now!! 🙂
You will love it!
that looks good. my prob is i never make smoothies because i feel like they take too much work! yet… i do salads all the time. i’m weird.
This looks and sounds delicious! I love smoothies!
You know I love smoothies. I have never tried a cranberry one, though. Such a great holiday idea. I will try it and let you know. Thanks.
I love anything with cranberries this time of year. I will have to give that protein powder a try – I have seen it before and wondered if it was good – I don’t like them if they are too chalky.
I keep saying I’m going to start trying more shakes to be healthier, but it never seems to happen. Love the inclusion of avocado in your recipe. I bet that makes it nice and smooth.