On a recent adventure in central Wisconsin, I came across a rural cranberry bog. Vibrant red cranberries floated in blue waters, as storm clouds passed overhead. It was a beautiful sight.
I have always loved cranberries, but don’t eat a lot of them until the approaching holidays. I did some research and found out that cranberries are actually considered a superfood. They are rich in Vitamin C, E, A and K. They are also a good source of fiber, high in antioxidants and low in calories.
Locally grown and harvested in Wisconsin, nothing tastes better or fresher than cranberries right out of the bog.
Instead of waiting for the holidays, incorporate cranberries into your everyday meals, you will enjoy the health benefits.
Here is one of my favorite cranberry recipes:
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Drink
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or preferred sweetener
- 2 cups sparkling water
Combine cranberries, orange juice, coconut sugar, in a small pan and cook over medium heat. When the cranberries start to pop, remove from heat and smash them against the side of the pan with the back of your spoon or spatula.
Strain cooled cranberries through a sieve, disregard the pulp, and refrigerate. Chill for approximately 60 minutes and add the sparkling water. Enjoy!