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Pink power juice with green foam

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It’s great! I use my immersion blender and its beaker. Put into the beaker:

frozen cranberries — enough to fill the beaker (about a pint)
1 peeled lemon (use this method) — this is my addition, which I like
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves [or use 2 tablespoons dried mint[
2 rounded tablespoons erythritol
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
water to cover — or, even better and what I use, hibiscus tea instead of water (for reasons cited at the link)

Blend that, and the result is a slushie. Sometimes I have to stir in a little water (or hibiscus tea) to make it drinkable — or you could eat it with a spoon.

I usually have hibiscus tea on hand. I brew a pot of it, let it cool, and then drink it as iced tea in the afternoon, so it’s available when I want to make this cranberry slushie. As noted above, I’ve also been including a peeled lemon.

Update: Another version of the recipe:

1 lemon, peeled as shown here
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
1 1/2 cups frozen cranberries (or enough to almost fill the beaker)
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts (omit if allergic to peanuts)
2 heaping tablespoons erythritol
3 tablespoons dried mint
1 teaspoon vanillin (artificial vanilla)
hibiscus tea to cover
several good dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Erythritol is good. It doesn’t cause gas or bloating, doesn’t raise blood glucose or trigger insulin, has no side effects, and is just about zero calories. Use it instead of granulated sugar, teaspoon for teaspoon.

Since I’m consuming the whole cranberry and not just extracted juice, I’m  thus getting fiber and the bioflavonoids that are in the skin, making this a very healthful drink indeed. The antioxidants added by using hibiscus tea instead of water is just the (healthful) icing on the (nutritious) cake.

You can also try frozen cherries or frozen berries instead of (or along with) the cranberries, and also experiment with proportions to find the consistency you like..

Here’s the source of the recipe:

More on erythritol:

and more on fruit juices:

Written by Leisureguy

24 August 2019 at 11:49 am

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