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Never underestimate the power of a good sip! This Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe is a powerhouse of refreshing cranberry flavor and health benefits.
No more weekly crawls to the grocery store for store-bought juice, you can now make your own with the help of only 3 ingredients!
The easiest way to attain good health!
Homemade Fresh Cranberry Juice Recipe
I have always been a huge fan of natural remedies to treat the body and mind, and this pure Cranberry Juice Recipe is just the right kind of addition you need to find a place for in your diet.
Make it part of your daily routine, and inject your body with the necessary fuel to keep you healthy, energetic, and ready to conquer the day!
Make sure you take at peak at my wide selection of beverages recipes. Who knows, maybe you will stumble upon one that looks mighty delicious.
Oh! Got extra cranberries at hand? Check out my pecan and cranberry cheeseball tray. Trust me…no regrets!
Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice
Aside form being a refreshing beverage, Cranberry juice is actually packed with all that can help your overall health!
It is an excellent source of various types of minerals and vitamins such as vitamin C, Calcium, and Magnesium.
In addition, cranberry juice possesses anti-inflammatory properties, prevents urinary tract infections, and keeps your immune system healthy and functioning properly.
A great way to keep your body sharp and healthy!
To Store: Once cooled, store your homemade drink in a glass jar or container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
To Freeze: Freeze this healthy cranberry juice in a freezer-friendly container for up to a month. Leave some space at the top of the container, in case the juice expands as it freezes.
Keep a mental note: If you notice that the juice has developed a weird smell or mold, then it is time to bid the drink farewell.
A Powerhouse of Health Benefits
Tips for Perfect Results
Tip 1: To strain the juice, use a fine mesh sieve and press the cranberries with the back of a spoon to get as much liquid as possible. You can also use your hands or a nut milk bag.
Tip 2: Start by adding a small amount of sugar, then taste in-between. Everyone likes a different level of sweetness, experiment and see what works best for you.
Tip 3: If you are using fresh fruits, make sure you wash them properly. However, if you choose to work with frozen, keep in mind that you need to thaw your bag of cranberries before starting.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t recommend omitting the sugar since you will find the taste a bit bitter. The added sugar makes a noticeable difference to the overall taste.
Nothing has to go to waste! Use it in muffins or bread; or if you really feel like you have no use of it, throw them in your Lomi Composter and turn them into organic waste for your garden!
I would best describe the taste as slightly sweet with a slightly bitter edge. It surely gives you the right kick to feel bright and refreshed in the morning.
A 3-Ingredient Masterpiece!
The Main Ingredients You Will Need
Raw cranberries: You can use either fresh whole cranberries or frozen ones, depends on what’s available. I always like to freeze a few bags of cranberries; you never know when you need them.
Water: A few cups of room temperature filtered water work best here.
Sweetener: You are free to use your sweetener of choice. I used raw honey, but you can always substitute it with maple syrup, sugar, or even coconut sugar. If you are looking for an unsweetened cranberry juice, use a sugar-free sweetener like stevia.
Follow the Instructions
First, in a medium pot, add the cranberries and water on high heat then simmer for about 20 minutes.
Next, strain the cranberries, and return the cranberry juice to the pot.
Then, add 1/4 cup of honey, or maple syrup, or sugar on medium heat, stirring consistently until dissolved.
Finally, allow the cranberry juice to cool. Place in the refrigerator, or add ice cubes to a cup and pour over to enjoy.
Allow the Cranberries to Simmer
Customize Your Own Homemade Cranberry Juice
The cool thing about making your own juice is the freedom that comes with it. I mean i would appreciate the opportunity of experimenting without receiving questioning looks from those around me!
Here’s how you can customize your own cranberry juice!
Adding a couple of tablespoons of orange juice will subtly enhance the flavor of your cranberry juice! As far as fruit juices go, this pair is a force to be reckoned with!
For a bit of brightness, add a splash of lime or lemon juice. You can it alone or alongside the orange juice. It will taste absolutely wonderful.
Also, use pineapple or apple juice as a natural sweetener and add less honey or sugar.
Finally, dropping a cinnamon stick into the simmering mixture will result in a cinnamon-infused cranberry juice.
Your Morning’s Boost of Freshness!
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Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe
- 12 oz bag raw cranberries
- 7 cups water
- ¼ cup honey , or maple syrup, or sugar
- In a medium pot, add the cranberries and water on high heat then simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Strain the cranberries, and return the cranberry juice to the pot.
- Add 1/4 cup of honey, or maple syrup, or sugar on medium heat, stirring consistently until dissolved.
- Allow the cranberry juice to cool. Place in the refrigerator, or add ice cubes to a cup and pour over to enjoy.
- To strain the juice, use a fine mesh sieve and press the cranberries with the back of a spoon to get as much liquid as possible. You can also use your hands or a nut milk bag.
- Start by adding a small amount of sugar, then taste in-between. Everyone likes a different level of sweetness, experiment and see what works best for you.
- If you are using fresh fruits, make sure you wash them properly. However, if you chose to work with frozen, keep in mind that you need to thaw your bag of cranberries before starting.