I scream, you scream, we all scream for smoothies!

Another week, another post!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is ready to tackle another Monday.  Who am I kidding?  I dread Mondays.  Monday morning is the hardest morning for me to work up enough motivation to want to get out of bed.  Even if they declared that Monday would now become part of the weekend it would only mean Tuesday would become the new Monday.  Enough of my whining and moving on to why you are here…the recipe!

This week’s recipe, surprise, surprise, comes from Allrecipes.com.  Back in December my husband had to have some dental surgery and was only allowed to drink or eat cold mushy things like pudding or jello the first day.  I felt bad for the guy.  That would be miserable for sure.  As I contemplated what to make him for dinner that night I had my “A-Ha!” moment.  Every morning for breakfast, he makes himself a smoothie that has protein powder.  I  decided to search for a new smoothie that he could make for dinner.  After reading through many, I chose the “Cranberry-Orange Power Smoothie”.

It wasn’t until I started to put ingredients into the blender that I realized that his protein powder is chocolate flavored.  And as I suspected, he chose to skip the powder.  Other than the powder, I followed the recipe as directed.  After the blending, it was very thin and not like a smoothie at all.  I added another 3/4 of a cup of sherbet, for a total of 1 cup and I added another cup of ice, making that 2 cups total.  After that adjustment, it was the perfect consistency.  Best part, my husband loved it and he felt like he got a treat and not missed out on a meal.

If you enjoy smoothies at home, try this one.  It will make enough for 2 using large glasses and probably 4 servings using small glasses.

As always, the recipe is below and I have included the link below the recipe.  Have a great week!  Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Cranberry-Orange Power Smoothie


  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup raspberry sherbet
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder


  1. Place cranberry juice, banana, orange, strawberries, sherbet, ice, and protein powder in the bowl of a blender. Blend on high-speed until smooth, about one minute. Adjust the consistency by adding more sherbet if it’s too thin, or more cranberry juice if it’s too thick. Pour into two glasses and use a straw!


About thestubbiechef

I am married to the greatest man, Brad, who also happens to be the "bestest" friend ever! He loves that my hobby is food, because, well, he loves food! He encourages me and helps me out in the kitchen from time to time. Baking has become a new passion for me. It seems that I make pretty good pies. I like to make cookies as well. I tried my hand at cupcakes, but I don't have the patience to play the waiting game. I have always loved to cook. My Memom is my main influence. I had the pleasure of living with her on 2 separate occasions and learned a lot by just watching and helping. She was also the kind of cook who could open the pantry and throw together something pretty quick. I was so glad that I picked up on that skill. Some of my better meals have been the ones that I just "threw together" what I could scrounge up in the pantry and fridge. Italian cuisine is my first love, growing up in an Italian family and being from New Jersey. I also have dabbled a little in Asian cooking. I am getting pretty good at pork fried rice. My husband grew up in the south, for the most part, so I have been trying my hand at things like chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and the likes. Living in Texas has opened doors into Mexican cuisine, but I think I will leave the tortilla making to the experts. I love to get new recipes and to share new recipes that I have discovered. That is why I wanted to start this blog! I hope to share my experience with others who also love to cook! I hope that you enjoy what you read and keep coming back!

Posted on March 6, 2011, in Blender, Breakfast, Cooking, Drinks, Food, Recipes, Smoothie, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love different types of smoothies.. and this Cranberry-Orange smoothie recipe definitely seems like a keeper. Thanks for posting this. I may have to try this out tomorrow.

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