Orange Cranberry Smoothie {Baby Friendly}

Leftover cranberry sauce blends with bananas and yogurt to create a rich and creamy smoothie that is perfect for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.

If Rachael Ray is the self-proclaimed Burger Queen then I am the self-proclaimed Smoothie Queen.  We drink them all year round and from the minute my little guy could start solids, he has been hooked. In an effort to eat the rainbow, we love using seasonal ingredients to change the flavor throughout the year.  Fall is time for pumpkins, apples, cranberries and more.

Recently I discovered the glory that is Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce.  I’m a little embarassed it took me this long to make homemade cranberry sauce but after learning the health benefits of whole cranberries and falling in love with the vibrant, jewel-toned color and tart, tangy sweetness – I am a believer.

My little guy loves all flavors of Stonyfield YoBaby and YoToddler yogurt but this recipe works just as well with Whole Milk Plain.

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Orange Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie {Baby Friendly}
 
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Leftover cranberry sauce blends with bananas and yogurt to create a rich and creamy smoothie that is perfect for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup mixed berries – fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup oats (old fashioned, baby cereal or quick-cooking all work)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 4 oz Stonyfield YoBaby or YoToddler yogurt – any flavor
  • 4-5 ice cubes – optional
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve in a sippy cup with attached straw for baby-friendly feeding.
Notes
To save time in the morning, place all ingredients except ice in the blender and refrigerate overnight. Pulse until smooth in the morning (with or without ice.)

 

Disclaimer: Stonyfield did not pay me to write this post.  As a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club, I receive coupons for free yogurt but we would buy it regardless. :)

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  1. Tina says

    I just found your site via Pinterest! Love the smoothie ideas! Going to try them out with my almost 11 month twins. They will probably go crazy for them! Just curious if you used a normal straw sippy or is it a bigger straw? The smoothies probably aren’t very thick, right? Thanks!

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      I’m so glad you found me! I use a sippy cup with a built-in straw. He is just now getting the hang of a cup without a lid but I still have to watch. :) And no, the smoothie is not very thick and if it’s too thick for some reason just add more milk or water. Enjoy!!

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