I’m taking a break from all the sweets today and sharing another winter smoothie recipe. I can’t seem to get enough cranberries! I want to head to the store and stock up with more before they are gone for the year. I really like adding them to my smoothies. They add a great tang. Cranberries are really good for you, and this is a great way to use them without adding sugar. The dates and pears provide natural sweetness to offset any excess tartness. A little is good though. :)
I’ve used kale again, but of course, you can always substitute any leafy green of your choice. The darker the green, the better. You can find my other smoothie recipes here. Watch for a new smoothie each Saturday morning.Print
Kale Cranberry Pear Green Smoothie
A refreshing, healthy smoothie that takes advantage of fall and winter fruits.
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 1-2 1x
- 1 cup water
- 4 dates, soaked
- 2 ripe pears, cored, peeled if desired
- 1 cup cranberries
- 2 tangerines, peeled (check for seeds and remove them)
- 2 cups chopped kale, packed
- 1 cup ice
- Place ingredients into a high speed blender in the order listed. (This helps things blend properly.) Puree and serve.
Note: if your dates are not soft, soak in the water for about 10 minutes to soften before blending.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Category: beverage
- Cuisine: American