Cranberries to be Tried

posted 10/25/22 -- Try Day continues in November with cranberries.

LCCAA Head Start Nutrition Staff created Try Day to introduce new foods to students and their families. Try Day is traditionally a multi-sensory experience with teachers capitalizing on kids’ curiosity to create lessons.

Whole cranberries will be given to teachers for a classroom experience. For breakfast Nov. 2, Cranberry Smoothies will be served. (Smoothies prepared for the students will not contain oats or sweetener.) This recipe is easy to make with frozen berries and only takes five minutes of prep time.

Cranberry Smoothie (for two)




2 cups orange juice OR water (use more for a thinner smoothie)

2 cups cranberries

1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or plain Greek yogurt

¼ to ½ cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free if necessary) (optional to make the smoothie creamier and more filling)

Your favorite sweetener (honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.) (optional for more sweetness)


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Either serve straight away or store in a clean and well-covered container for up to a day.