I have a bit of a confession to make. I’m kind of a control freak.
What? It’s not cute? You’re right actually, it’s not cute at all, but at the same time wanting to have control is a pretty common affliction. The key is to not go morphing into a monster trying to control things that are outside of our sphere of influence. (I’m bad at that, that’s why I don’t allow myself to watch the news.) Anyway, today we’d like to share with you a way to establish total control in at least in one area of our lives! Sugar. No, I’m not calling you sugar, I’m suggesting to take control of your sugar intake!
One huge way to cut out unnecessary sugar is to stop drinking all kinds of sugary drinks which is exactly what we find on the shelves and in the fridge sections of our stores. Sugar seems to be the second ingredient, after water, in most drinks. What I used to do is simply water down all juices and drinks I bought, but that sneaky little move would also water down the taste…Well, you know the good ol’ saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself” and that’s exactly what we have for you! A super easy cranberry drink recipe. (I’m not even sure it’s legal to call it a recipe since it’s so easy).
Homemade Cranberry Drink
• 250 g (about half a pound) or cranberries. I used frozen this time, but fresh is best.
• 1 liter (or 1 quart) of boiled water
• Sugar or honey to taste
• Juice of 1 lemon
Boil the water and add the cranberries. Let if continue to cook over medium flame for just 3-5 minutes, long enough to hear the wonderful crackling sound of popping cranberries. Turn of the heat and put all the berries into a sieve then squeeze the berry pulp out with a table spoon through the sieve. Then add a bit of sugar or honey. I personally like a tarter taste so I only add 3 table spoons of sugar to this entire recipe. Squeeze out a lemon for that extra kick and you’re done! After it cools, store it in the fridge.
3 Ways to Serve
Now here is the fun part, you can drink this hot like herbal tea. Or cold with a few ice cubes. You can even add it to a cocktail! We hope you will enjoy experimenting with your homemade cranberry drink!
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Some like it tart!
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