Healthy Cranberry Sauce
You have to try this cranberry sauce recipe! It’s caramelized, tangy, woody, and slightly tart with a deep berry flavor along with the slight spice of heady cinnamon.
What makes it healthy is not just the omission of sugar.
Of course, cranberries and orange juice are packed with antioxidants and are good for your immune, teeth, kidneys, bladder, digestion, and heart. They help prevent stomach ulcers, cholesterol regulation, and aid in the absorption of iron, for instance.
Orange juice is an excellent anti-inflammatory, as well as a powerful antioxidant.
Maple syrup has anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and antibacterial properties.
It is packed with zinc and supports men’s reproductive health and immune health, aiding cellular metabolism and protein synthesis. Skin, hair, and muscles benefit from zinc.
It doesn’t stop there because cinnamon is such a wonderful anti-inflammatory and digestive aid. Did you know that just a smell of it can boost memory and cognitive function?
Once you have served this delicious cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving or in the holidays with Roast Christmas Chicken, you will be reminded to serve it again and again! Enjoy!
- 13oz or 350g fresh or frozen cranberries
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1/4 cup or 60ml maple syrup
- 1 cinnamon stick
Put all the ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil, and simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring regularly.
Add a bit of water if needed and simmer until the sauce has thickened.
Crush the cranberries with a wooden spoon as they soften. Cool down completely before serving.
Keep for up to 7 days in a tight container in the fridge.