$1 Homemade Cranberry Juice
February 8, 2016
One of the key ingredients in our famous Fat Flush Detox Tea is No Sugar Added Cranberry Juice which can be difficult to find. Nearly every cranberry juice bottle at the grocery store is trumped up with added sugar and extra ingredients. If you can find it, first-time buyers are often shocked at the $6-$9 price tag…especially when the recipe calls for only 7-14 Tablespoons of it depending on whether you go with a 7-day or 14-day flush. (Note: Your kids will NOT want to drink the leftover juice. Because it is no sugar added, it is particularly tart.) So, you can either find a few friends to split a bottle with you or you can easily make your own. Buy a bag of cranberries in the produce section and you can whip up a batch of $1 Homemade Cranberry Juice in about 15 minutes.
$1 Homemade No Sugar Added Cranberry Juice Recipe
- 1 Cup Cranberries
- 1 Cup Water
Bring 1 cup of cranberries and 1 cup of water to a boil in a small sauce pan. (The unused cranberries in the bag can be frozen for up to 1 year.) When the cranberries start to pop open (about 1-2 minutes), reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Using a fine mesh colander, strain the juice into a container and then mash the remaining berries to get all of the juice out. Pour strained juice into a glass jar with a lid and keep in the refrigerator to use in your detox tea throughout the week. Recipe yields a little over 1/2 cup of juice which contains less than 4g of sugar.
Easy, inexpensive, and it leaves your house smelling wonderful, too!
Stephanie Drew is the owner of Burn Boot Camp North Durham’s Fit Community of Mom’s and is very passionate about educating others on how you can be healthy, but also save money!