This year, to get us in the festive Thanksgiving spirit, we are taking traditional Thanksgiving ingredients and giving them a twist or two.  One of my favorite holiday meals is cranberry jello, so I decided to take the little red berry and use it in a beverage.  This fun festive drink is super easy to make and will be a hit at your holiday get together.


  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup clean orange juice
  • 1 cup clean cranberry juice
  • 2 large bananas - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 16 ice cubes - crushed


  1. Combine ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 125, Cal. from Fat: 2.5, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 29g, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugars: 22g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 33mg, Chol: 1mg


This drink was definitely a crowd pleaser!  Everyone in my family loved it and it was gone minutes after I made it!  I wasn’t sure if I would like the cranberry flavor but it was delicious!  It was more refreshing than your usual smoothie and I really liked that!

If you’re not a fan of cranberry you can substitute the cranberry juice with 2 cups fresh or frozen whole strawberries.

This is first recipe in our Thanksgiving with a Twist week.  You can find the other recipes here, here, here and here.

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