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Cran-Apple Juice

Easy Blender Cranberry Apple Juice

I get a little spark of joy walking into the supermarket this time of year (seriously! JOY! in the supermarket…during the holidays…I know!) when I see stacks upon stacks of bags filled with the berry to beat all others: cranberries. Why is it the berry of my eye?

Two beautiful glasses filled with deep rich red cranberry apple juice in a white marble kitchen

This is why you should add an extra few bags of this underrated berry to your shopping cart and pop them in the freezer when you get home. It’s not just their tart flavor that compliments so many dishes, cranberries are an actual superfood in their own right. They add the perfect puckering, dry finish to this sweet, tangy homemade cran-apple juice, my favorite way to use them.

Sugar Free Antioxidant Juice

Cranberries contain more antioxidants than other every day varieties like strawberries and blueberries. What they don’t contain is much sugar, which is why they taste so bitter and not as palatable on their own without a little bit of balance. This is where apple juice comes in. Just the tiniest bit of sweetness really helps the cranberry flavor shine.

Sipping on this easy homemade cran-apple juice is so refreshing among some of the heavier fall flavors. It’s one of the most vibrant and delicious sugar-free juices I make at home!

Man making a blender full of cranberries, apple juice and lemon zest in a white marble kitchen

My friend Tess, the Blender Girl, knows a thing or two about the perfect blend. Cranberries also pack LOTS of fiber for their tiny size, so the recipe she developed for us calls for blending over juicing. These berries have a stellar reputation for preventing urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs) that prevent bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.

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Cranberry Apple Juice


  • Author: The Fresh 20
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Tangy, antioxidant-rich, homemade cranberry-apple juice, minus the extra sugar


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups frozen cranberries

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
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