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Are you having cranberry orange cravings yet? December is here, so everything you make should be flavored with either peppermint or a combination of cranberry and orange. Or gingerbread. Am I right? Okay, so you definitely don’t have to limit yourselves to those flavors (although there’s something fun about getting caught up in the holiday flavor crazes), but they’re on my brain right now, especially all things Cranberry Orange. So much so that this week is going to be Cranberry Orange Spirit Week here on my blog! Today you’re getting a smoothie, then will come chocolate clusters, overnight oatmeal, and muffins! To make sure you don’t miss any of these awesome recipes, make sure you subscribe to my blog via email (in the sidebar to your right, or maybe at the bottom of the page if you’re on mobile). I’ll also be sharing various cran-orange recipes from the blogosphere on my Facebook page this week, which you can find and follow here.
So for the first recipe of the week, I give you a smoothie that has a ton of flavor and no special ingredients (excluding your favorite sweetener, which I don’t consider a special ingredient because nowadays you can find something workable at Walmart)! It doesn’t contain any protein powder, but it does have ten grams of protein! Cottage cheese is the miracle ingredient here. If you’ve been exposed to cottage cheese as an excellent creamifier/protein source in shakes and smoothies before, kudos to you! If not, don’t tune me out until you try it. You cannot taste the cottage cheese.
This shake is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas, which also means that it’s both low carb and low fat. This makes a great light afternoon snack or dessert (it can go with any meal type!), but it also makes a great E breakfast when paired with two slices of my homemade cranberry toast and a teaspoon of butter!
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You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
- ½ cup frozen strawberry slices
- ⅓ cup frozen cranberries
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or carton coconut milk for a nut free option)
- Dash of orange extract
- 3 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!
- Ninja blender
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder can be purchased from the Trim Healthy Mama online store.
- Orange Extract