Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without a little cranberry sauce and who says you have to tuck into the sugary artificial stuff? Not us!
Not only is our 4 ingredient cranberry sauce incredibly easy to make, but it’s also 100% natural and still tastes the same. To make our Primal friendly cranberry sauce we've used fresh cranberries, the juice of an orange, a little raw organic honey and a tablespoon of coconut sugar. That’s it! We also didn’t use a blender. Simply pop your ingredients into a pan and heat for 10 minutes. We told you it was easy!
Thanks to the festive season, cranberries aren’t just for the turkey. You see, just like all our other favourite berries, cranberries are also packed with antioxidants, fibre and many other all-star nutrients. In fact, they’re higher in antioxidants than other fruits and berries and they contain lower sugar levels with only four grams of natural sugar per cup.
So what health benefits can cranberries provide us with? Quite a few actually…
- They’re great for preventing urinary tract infections
- They can improve our digestion thanks to their fibre content
- They may help reduce bad cholesterol
- They can help prevent gum disease thanks to their anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- They can help boost our immune system
They’re also low in calories and high in vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K.
You may find that you'll want to alter the recipe slightly if you like your cranberry sauce very sweet. If that's the case, then add an extra tablespoon of coconut sugar. However, we find that the recipe below contains just the right amount of sweetness thanks to the fresh cranberries and raw organic honey. Remember, the type of honey you buy is so important! Not all honey is pure and actually, a few brands found in supermarkets are known for adding extra sugar! It's best to always check the labels before buying.
Healthy Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
160g fresh cranberries
Juice of 1 orange
50g raw organic honey
1 tbsp coconut sugar
Pop all your ingredients into a pan and bring to a slight boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until you reach a sauce texture.
Once cooked, leave your sauce to cool and then pour into a sealable jar and keep in the fridge for up to a week.
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