Growing up, I loved pulling bags of frozen fruit out of the freezer and dropping handfuls into the food processor with milk to make a sweet, frozen snack. I still love smoothies but my M.O. has changed a bit. I freeze big bags of seasonal fruit, from berries to peaches. Every couple of weeks, I also buy a few bananas, peel them, cut them in half, and freeze them in a container. They make any smoothie creamy and substantial. I like to use oat milk because it cuts down my use of input-intensive dairy and almonds. With those ingredients, I always have the option to make a quick smoothie for breakfast or a snack.
This smoothie is a special treat because I can’t get oranges or cranberries that are grown locally, but when cranberries are readily available in the produce section of the market, I like to make this tart treat (emphasis on tart!).
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen whole cranberries
1 orange, peeled and cut into chunks
½ cup (or more) oat milk
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on the highest setting until smooth. Add more oat milk if the the smoothie needs more liquid.