This cranberry sauce is not only delicious, it’s got medicinal properties as well.
I’ve combined tart vitamin C-rich cranberries with sweet and spicy Mulled Apple Cider.
The mulled cider contains these healing spices:
- Cinnamon sticks: inner bark of a tree traditionally used to warm the kidneys, contains natural antiseptic and anesthetic compound (eugenol) that can kill bacteria and viruses, prevent infection, and ease pain.
- Star Anise: a seed pod rich in shikimic acid that is both anti-viral and anti-fungal, plus it thins and clears mucous from the respiratory tract.
- Cloves: dried flower buds from an evergreen tree used as a pain-relieving anesthetic.
- Allspice: berries that contain eugenol which is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and infection fighter.
Put a dollop or more of this delicious cranberry sauce on your holiday plate, and gather with your family and friends without worrying about catching a virus.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and delicious holiday season.
- Wrap mulling spices in a cheese cloth.
- Bring apple juice and mulling spices up to a boil.
- Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes.
- Remove mulling spices.
- Add the cranberries and sugar, and bring back up to a boil.
- Lower heat to medium/low and cook 20 minutes or until most of the cranberries have popped.
- Whis or mash the remaining cranberries.
- Taste it.
- If it's not sweet enough add more sugar.
- I like my cranberries a little tart so I use 1 cup sugar.
- This cranberry sauce can also be used as a jam to spread on your fave bread.
- It's delicious!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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