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Cranberry Lemonade

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In an effort to create a juice that can be had first thing in the morning and that does the job of improving metabolism, I came up with this lemonade recipe. It went surprisingly good with additions of the cranberries and orange juice. This cranberry lemonade provides all the necessary components that helps in cleansing and eliminating toxins from the body to aid metabolism and increase the performance.

Cranberry, orange and lemon are high in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals and important antioxidants. Black salt has numerous health benefits, it is considered as a cooling spice and digestive aid in Ayurveda. Such combination of fruit juices aide in elimination of toxins from liver and keep the organ in good health. The honey helped bring the tartness down a bit to make it sweeter, too. Quick to make, this lovely drink, with its appealing fresh fruit flavor, is not too sweet or too tart and feels refreshing and nourishing.

The fresh zing of the lemon that hits in the nose is so refreshing. I sometimes serve this beverage at gatherings, it is a wonderful alternative to cold juices that have all those “-ose” like sucrose, fructose add-ins.

Cranberries are not found ingeniously in India, but available as dried or frozen berries and as ‘cranberry drinks/juices/crushes’ in most grocery stores. But since there are no hard-and-fast rules for labeling these products, it can be difficult to know which to choose.

So, when life offers you lemon, ask for cranberry and make this cranberry lemonade. You’ll be ready for a fresh start in no time.

Recipe :- For two servings.

Ingredients:-

Cranberry, dried – 3 tbsp
Honey – 2 tbsp (or as per taste)
Lemon juice, fresh – 2 tbsp
Orange juice, fresh – 1/4 cup
Black salt – 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon – 1/8 tsp (optional)
Water – 1.5 cups

Method:-

1. Soak dried cranberries in 4 tbsp water for 3-4 hrs. Grind them very finely.
2. Stir lemon juice, orange juice, cranberry, honey and black salt together with a spoon.
3. Strain the lemonade if you like, sprinkle cinnamon on top, stir and serve.

Notes:-

1. Skip the soaking step if you’re using frozen or fresh cranberries and adjust the amount of honey accordingly.

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