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I love smoothies! My son Spencer loves apple juice. Apple juice is what I use in my smoothies. But almost every time I go to make a smoothie the apple juice has mysteriously vanished. Today was no exception. So what am I supposed to do? How do I make a smoothie with no apple juice? Then I discovered something hiding behind the tea in the fridge, cranberry juice! Let’s be honest here, the only reason I have cranberry juice is to mix with Sprite or ginger ale for an issue that us girls get on occasion. I’m not a huge fan of cranberry juice. But I was willing to try it. I was so surprised! I think I might like it better in my smoothie than apple juice! I love how the tartness of the cranberries goes so well with the sweetness of the strawberries! Here’s what I did…


1-2 scoops of frozen vanilla yogurt (it depends on how big your scoops are and how thick you like your smoothie)

1 container of Dole single serving frozen strawberries

1 container (used the one above) of crushed ice

approximately 1/4 cup of cranberry juice


Put everything in a blender IMG_4880_thumb2and blend until smooth and creamy. I added the strawberries first so they are closet to the blades and get blended smoother. Then I added the ice, yogurt and then juice. Blend away!

If your smoothie is too thick add a little more juice, if it’s too thin add a little more yogurt.

I put mine in a pretty glass just to make it extra special!