Spiked Cranberry Juice - Morning Magic Wellness Drink 2 Ways

Getting your morning off to a smooth start has never been so easy. We took our love for fun cocktail drinks to a healthy level with these breakfast drinks.

Why cranberries and these ingredients?

  • Cranberries prevent urinary infection - store bought cranberry juice loses a significant amount of the nutrients that are in cranberries that help to fight bacteria in the urinary tract. That's why we recommend DIY!

  • High amounts of salicylic acid in cranberries help to relieve pain and improve circulation.

  • Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid (antibacterial), helps to lower blood sugar and reduce excess stomach fat.

  • Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce heart disease, maintain fresh breath and lower blood sugar levels.

  • Ginger is rich in antioxidants that help you to look and feel younger. It is also an anti-inflammatory and can help to relieve nausea.

Cranberry with a Kick!

This option is quick and perfect if you are low on time, but need a pickup!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries or frozen
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz water
  • Optional: honey or agave syrup to taste

 

Cranberry Elixir

This option is also quick and a larger portion so you can have some now and enjoy the remainder throughout the day!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

  • Juice of 1 small lemon or clementine

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • Optional: honey or agave syrup to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until all cranberry pieces are broken down.

  2. Pour a glass or mason jar for on the go

  3. Enjoy with a reuseable straw (ACV is very acidic, so protect your teeth!)

  4. Store the remainder in the refrigerator and drink within 3 days!

 

(1) Authenticating Apple Cider Vinegar's Home Remedy Claims: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral Properties and Cytotoxicity Aspect.

J Gopal-V Anthonydhason-M Muthu-E Gansukh-S Jung-S Chul-S Iyyakkannu - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29224370

(2) Vinegar: Medicinal Uses and Antiglycemic Effect

Carol Johnston-Cindy Gaas - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/

(3) The Amazing and Mighty Ginger

Ann Bode - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

(4) Cranberries Help Urinary Tract Infections, but Not As Juice

Yvette Brazier - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306498.php

(5) Salicylic Acid

Dasha Saian - https://www.dermascope.com/resources/salicylic-acid