Cranberry sauce is that is sugar-free is delicious and cranberries are one of the healthy superfoods meaning they are full of health benefits. The health benefits of cranberries are almost totally depleted when generous amounts of sugar are added. Thus the cranberry cannot provide you with its full phytonutrient benefits.
Why not have a healthy sauce with a celebration meal? So, I created this very tasty sugar-free recipe and you will get all the amazing health benefits of cranberries.
Usually, the problem with cranberry sauce is that it is full of sugar. Here is my version of the popular Cranberry Sauce without any sugar which is no easy thing when it comes to cranberries as they are so tart.
To discover all the benefits of cranberries click here: Cranberries Have Amazing Health Benefits
Sugar and Cranberries:
- 1 cup of fresh cranberries = about 50 calories.
- 1 cup of cranberry sauce contains = 400 calories.
Apples – Your mom didn’t use the term superfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice I and many children heard from their moms. For this reason, we call them “the first superfood.”
Stevia – is a natural sweetener alternative that helps to regulate blood sugar and lower blood pressure. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness
Brown rice syrup is a healthier sweetener. Learn about it in this article about 19 Different Sugars.
Himalayan Salt – salt that is actually healthy for you!
Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
- 1 Package whole organic cranberries fresh, not frozen
- 1 apple cored and chopped
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1 tsp liquid stevia
- pinch Himalayan salt
- Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and let simmer for a few minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Taste and add more Stevia or Brown Rice Syrup if you like it sweeter.
Now enjoy your healthy cranberry sauce that is sugar-free.
Get More Cranberries Into Your Diet With These Healthy Recipes
Cranberry Ginger Bars – These cranberry ginger bars are a very tasty combination of cranberries and ginger! I like anything with ginger but these bars are so good. Of course, all my recipes have no refined sugar or cane sugar making them very healthy.
Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten-Free Stuffing – This delicious gluten-free stuffing makes a holiday meal special and memorable. Try this healthy recipe and you will satisfy both the difficult and easy to please guests for that special dinner!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries This roasted Brussels sprouts dish is exceptionally tasty, fit for a celebration meal. Roasting the Brussel sprouts till crisp takes away the sulfur odor and taste. Adding the cranberries and pecans takes it to a whole other level for a special meal.
You can also learn how to plan and prepare super healthy meals with my 2-5-30 Healthy Diet Online Courses.
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The RAW version of cranberry relish;
1 cup of fresh organic cranberries
1 cup of dried organic cranberries
4 medjool dates, depitted and quartered
1 orange , curt into small pieces
1 tsp orange rind
Place all cranberries in the food processor and pulse and chop. Add dates ( cut into quarters) Mix this with the cranberries. Add apple juice until you get the desired consistency. Add orange rind. Mix in orange by hand. Serve at room temperature or place in the dehydrator for an hour to warm through.
Thank you Afke! Great recipe which I am going to give it a go.
what is rice syrup? i’ve never heard of it?
t y for another great article.
Rice syrup is made from rice; see my article: Would the REAL Food SUGAR Please Stand Up? https://www.realfoodforlife.com/real-sugar/
What about using organic agave syrup as a sweetener? Does that deplete the benefits also?
Jeannette, you can use organic agave syrup in place of the rice syrup but do read more about it here: https://www.realfoodforlife.com/19-different-sugars
Fresh cranberries are sold in bags of many sizes. Is the amount for this recipe 12 ounces or ?