Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie

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I was so excited to walk in to the grocery store and see fresh cranberries waiting for me. I picked them up to try in a roasted cauliflower dish that I’m going to practice for Thanksgiving. But this morning I snuck just a half cup to throw my morning smoothie.

Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie

1 Cup Rice Milk (or other milk alternative)
1 Scoop Juice Plus Complete Shake Mix in French Vanilla
1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries
1/4 of a Vanilla Bean
4-6 Ice Cubes

Throw everything into a high-powered blender and let it whirl. Yum!

Here’s the deal with the vanilla bean. If you have a high-powered blender you can throw in the whole vanilla pod. If you’re using a standard blender scrape the seeds out and put just the seeds in your blender.

And I love the tartness of cranberries. But if you need your smoothie a little sweeter feel free to add 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or a couple drops of liquid Stevia.

For those of you participating in the Complete Transformation to improve your health and increase vitality feel free to add more cranberries and even some greens…. and I’m so proud of you for taking on this challenge.

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