Cranberry Sauce Recipes -With Sugar & Without sugar

By November 25, 2011 May 6th, 2015 Dressings, Gluten Free, Recipes, Seasonal

We have all heard cranberries are a remedy for urinary tract infections but that’s not all.  These little berries have so many more benefits you might want to keep eating them the rest of the winter!

• Urinary Tract Support – they help reduce the risk of infection in our urinary tract because of the unusual nature of their proanthocyanidins (PACs ) These components prevent the ability of e-coli and other infectious agents to adhere to the lining of the urethra and bladder
• Gatrointestinal Protection- much the same way as cranberries may help prevent bacterial attachment to the lining of the urinary tract, they may also help prevent attachment of bacteria to the stomach lining.
• Good for your Heart – cranberries may contribute to the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as lowering blood pressure. A substantial number of recent studies have shown that whole cranberries do a better job of protecting our cardiovascular system and our liver than cranberry extracts used in juices or supplements.
• Reduces LDL Cholesterol
• Strengthen Immunity – cranberries support the lymph system which is the body’s pump to keep everything moving in and out of our cells
• Benefits your gums
• Protects the prostate
• Reduces your risk of getting the common cold

Cranberry Sauce “Sugar Free”

Gluten Free, Diary Free, Vegan, Nut Free

6 servings

½ cup frozen organic orange juice concentrate
½ cup organic apple juice
¼ cup water
2 cups fresh organic cranberries
Liquid stevia to taste about ½ tsp

  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Simmer until berries have burst and the mixture has thickened
  • Pour into a nice glass bowl
  • Let cool and refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
  • This will last up to 3 weeks refrigerator

My Favorite Cranberry Sauce

Gluten Free, Diary Free, Vegan, Nut Free

6 servings

1 pound fresh organic cranberries
1 cup fresh organic orange juice
1 tbsp organic orange peel finely grated
½ cup organic raw sugar or honey

  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Simmer until berries have burst and the mixture has thickened
  • Pour into a nice glass bowl
  • Let cool and refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
  • This will last up to 3 weeks in the  refrigerator

 

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