Festive Freebie IV: Who Doesn’t Love Cookies? New Giveaway, Cookbook Winner & Quick Smoothie Recipe

[This protein-rich cranberry-oat smoothie is quick and easy to make. It’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]

Protein Rich Cranberry Smoothie V


I was feeling like oatmeal when I first got up today [groaner alert]–funny, I don’t look like oatmeal. . . well, actually, maybe that’s not entirely true these days–but knew I just didn’t have the time to cook it up.  So I concocted a festive smoothie that includes a touch of oats along with a protein kick and some seasonal cranberries.  Yes–raw cranberries.

The result was creamy, filling, and tart yet not lip-puckering.  It offered just enough sweetness for my taste with only a few drops of stevia, but sweeten as you like.  The recipe will be included in my digital cookbook on ACD-friendly breakfasts.

Protein Rich Cranberry Smoothie

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  1. Haha…my grandma always used to say that when I would say I felt like some sort of food 🙂 That cranberry smoothie looks so bright and vibrant and beautiful…that is one think I wouldn’t mind looking like, lol!


  2. I am so excited to have won a contest! Thank you so much. 🙂
    I have emailed you your details.
    I loved the look like oatmeal comment – my parents used to say the same thing to me if I felt like a particular food.

  3. wonderful concoction and I was very excited to see an Australian winner – yay Susan! Now I wish I had some of my cranberries over to try a smoothie like this – though I will have to feel brave to include lettuce

  4. Oh wow – this looks like an amazing smoothie, and I must say that as an Australian who doesn’t have access to pumpkin puree, it’s wonderful to see a Fall/Holiday-ish recipe that doesn’t involve pumpkin! 🙂

  5. retro sweets says:

    Wow, I love the pinkness of that smoothie! 🙂 Utterly looks delicious. Love, love, love!

  6. i’ve been loving cranberries lately, so this sounds delicious 🙂 need to pick some more up!

  7. Genius to use pear to sweeten and what a wonderful flavor combo! Those Festive Freebies sound like fun … I keep meaning to do giveaways of my favorite foods, so cool!

  8. I love using pears to sweeten smoothies (learned that from Tom and Ali) and I know exactly what you mean about the smoothie tasting vibrant, Ricki! It’s amazing how incredible good smoothies can taste. Many of mine do taste vibrant. Nice job on this one! Love the plate of cookies, too. 😉


  9. Ricki, I will be featuring this smoothie recipe in my post, “10 Super Smoothies”, fyi! I really love cranberries, and the idea of adding a bit of grain to my smoothies really intrigues me….

  10. yum! enjoying this right now! I left the protein powder out and added 1 T chia seeds, used almonds instead of walnuts, and spinach instead of lettuce. Deliciousness Ricki!


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