Cran-Blueberry Citrus Smoothie

What are you doing to me, Rochester??

Isn’t it hard enough to stay focused on studying for my Biochem exam tomorrow in the dead of winter? Now you have to go and dangle spring in front of my face?

If you haven’t been paying attention, today the weather in Rochester, NY was supposed to hit 68 degrees.

The past few weeks it’s barely been above freezing and I’ve been bundled up to my eyebrows with a down coat and flannel lined pants.

For no reason at all, today the temperature skyrocketed, and this was the beautiful spring view out my back window.

January 13th… are you freaking kidding me?

In response to everything I’ve come to understand about the unforgiving, unyielding East coast winters being thrown out the window, I decided to take a little siesta from my homework and celebrate by using my new blender.

And something wonderful happened. A nutritious, thick, fruit smoothie from only things that were lying around my house.

I will say that Code Boyfriend thought the mixture of the cranberry and the citrus juice made the smoothie a little to tart for him, but I thought it was extremely balanced with the creaminess of the yogurt. If you would like a more mellow flavor, substitute apple juice for the cranberry.

Cran-Blueberry Citrus Smoothie
Makes 1 serving

  • 1 – 6 oz container of Greek Yogurt – I used Wegman’s Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • The Juice from 1 Tangelo, you can easily substitute lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, or any other citrus you have, but I had tangelos that were about to go bad.
  • 1/4 Cup of Real Cranberry Juice
  • 4 Ice Cubes
Layer all of your ingredients into a large cup, or in a blender.
I got an awesome new Cuisinart emersion blender for Christmas  This is the cup that comes with that because I have no other glasses wide enough to fit the mouth of the blender.
Blend until everything is homogenous, which took me about 45 seconds. (Please notice how my blueberry smoothie matches my epic purple blender)
Pour into a fancy cocktail glass, and garnish with a slice of whatever citrus fruit gave its life for your smoothie.
I felt the need to add a bendy straw. Your mileage may very, but what is a smoothie without a bendy straw? 

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