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Wondering how to make cranberry juice? I love starting the day with a glass of homemade fresh cranberry juice because it’s such a healthy juice. They can help prevent urinary tract infections and some people even use it for type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue, to prevent blood clots. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, and salicylic acid. You can see why a good homemade fresh cranberry juice is the way to go.
Homemade Fresh Cranberry Juice in 20 Minutes!
If you buy cranberry juice in the juice aisle of the grocery store, chances are what you’re buying is cranberry juice cocktail. What that basically means is that you are buying cranberry juice and extra stuff – generally high fructose corn syrup if you’re buying the leading brand. I’m not a huge fan of starting each morning off with a hefty helping of high fructose corn syrup so, for me, fresh is the way to go.
While I can buy a jar of cranberry juice that isn’t sweetened, it’s so tart that even if I wanted to spend $8 a bottle, I wouldn’t. You can make this recipe in a large or small batch. Since I’m the only one drinking it, I make just enough for a few days. Remember that it has no preservatives in it. So, it should be used within 3 days. You can freeze it for longer term storage if you want to. Check out my Cranberry juice detox water
This recipe is very easy and quick. I use real maple syrup from the trees in our back yard. If you don’t have an easy source of maple syrup, you can use honey or stevia to keep it Paleo. If you don’t mind the tartness, you can drink it without the sweetener. It isn’t super sweet this way, but it’s enough so it doesn’t make you pucker. Just store it in the refrigerator for easy access.
This is a really easy juice to make from scratch. If you want to enjoy it with breakfast, make it the night before so it can refrigerate overnight to get cold. Here are a few more easy Paleo recipes.
How do you make cranberry juice taste good?
If you’re wondering how to make cranberry juice taste good, you’re probably used to drinking the cocktail blends from the grocery store. Cranberry juice itself is very tart which isn’t pleasant for some people. You might want to try to blend it with a small amount of apple or grape juice to see if that’s easier for you to drink.
What are the benefits of drinking cranberry juice?
Cranberry juice is very high in Vitamin C so drinking it is a great way to boost your immune system. This means that it is a fantastic way to help ward off infections and boost your overall health. Cranberries are also a great way to help prevent a UTI. There are lots of homemade cranberry juice benefits because they are low in calories and high in vitamins.
How much cranberry juice should I drink a day?
There are no guidelines that I am aware of that advise how much cranberry juice you need to drink in a day. But, if you are hoping to help prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI), you should try to drink at least 13 ounces of 25% cranberry juice. So, a cup in the morning and evening would work fine. Learn more about the health benefits.
Homemade fresh cranberry juice ingredients
This recipe is very easy to make. You don’t need a lot of complicated ingredients or fancy kitchen appliances. You will need a large pot with a lid to boil the cranberries in. And, you will need a slotted spoon or a strainer to strain the berries from the juice. Ingredients are simply cranberries, water and some type of sweetener. I prefer maple syrup or stevia because they are better for you. But, you could try sugar if you want to or agave nectar. You would need to experiment with the measurements since I have never tried it that way before.
- 4 cups of fresh cranberries
- 4 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of real Vermont maple syrup (or stevia or honey)
- Put fresh cranberries and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 15 minutes until the berries soften and pop.
- Strain the berries from the juice and return the juice to the pan.
- Add the sweetener and heat until it dissolves.
- Pour it into a bottle and refrigerate.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 1g
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