Healthy and Tasty Cranberry Recipes

Alpa Momaya

March 30, 2022

The fun part about dried cranberries is that, unlike most fruits, these can be used in savory dishes as well. Here is a look at two of the most healthy and tasty recipes to add flavor to your regular diet:

#1 Cranberry Vinaigrette

This dish can be prepared with fresh or dried cranberries. Cranberries, herbs, and vinegar are the main ingredients in this dish that comes packed with flavors.
Course Dessert
Servings 2 teaspoon
Calories 127 kcal


  • 1 peeled and quartered small onion
  • 1/2 cup cranberry
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin oil
  • 14 cup flax seed or walnut oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme, mint or basil
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt to taste


  • Make a puree with the onion, cranberries, olive oil, walnut oil, vinegar, herbs, honey, salt, and pepper
  • Pour in a jar and refrigerate for about a week
  • Serve with salads, or as a dip
Keyword cranberry, Vinaigrette

#2 Cranberry Banana Layered Smoothie

This is an impressive and healthy drink to spruce up your mornings.
Course Dessert
Servings 2 serving
Calories 286 kcal


  • 2 handful Spinach
  • 1 cup dried or fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Add honey if you like


  • Make the green smoothie first to create the first layer using spinach, banana, almond milk, and orange juice
  • Pour the blended ingredients into a glass and refrigerate them
  • Next, make the red layer by replacing the spinach with the cranberries
  • Repeat step 2
  • Freeze both blends for about 10 minutes
  • Take a spoon to carve out the frozen red blend and place it on top of the green one to get the final product
Keyword Banana, cranberry, Cranberry Banana Layered Smoothie

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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