Cranberry Protein Shake


I was waiting and waiting for cranberries to get back in stores. I was even going to drive to a cranberry festival in a neighboring state that is how much I love them! I finally got my hands on some and stocked up putting fresh cranberries in the freezer. I had to make a cranberry shake for breakfast one morning and it was so good. I make a cranberry sauce with lemon zest, lemon juice, and coconut palm so I used some fresh raw ones and lemon in this shake. I really like tart cranberries so I didn’t add any sweeteners to this one but if I am in the mood for something a little sweeter I add a little Stevia In The Raw or coconut palm sugar to it. This is also delicious with orange as well.


Cranberry Protein Shake

Makes 1 serving

1 c almond milk or non dairy milk of choice (used So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk Plus)

1 scoop natural or vanilla protein powder (used Vega One Natural or Vega Viva Vanilla Protein Smoothie is very delicious)**

1 lemon, juice from lemon and optional zest *

1 c fresh or frozen cranberries

dash of cinnamon, optional


*This is also good with juice and a little zest from an orange.

** If looking for a version with kids and you don’t want to add protein powder I find this shake delicious with an apple or yogurt (I like coconut milk greek style) to thicken it up.


In a Vitamix blend together milk, protein powder, juice of one lemon and optional lemon zest, cranberries, and optional cinnamon and or sweeteners until smooth. Enjoy!


Cranberry Protein Shake


Cranberry Protein Shake




As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.