This mulled winter combination is the perfect festive recipe. How can you go wrong with a probiotic rich, vitamin C, super boost soda that tastes delicious, festive and is good for you? Cranberries are one of the top antioxidant-rich foods, packing in more antioxidants ounce-for-ounce than other superfoods like spinach, blueberries, or even green tea and they are bursting with Vitamin C! Oranges are also one of the best sources of vitamin C, packing in 163 percent of what you need for the whole day in just one serving. Add in the health benefits of ginger, cloves and cinnamon with their anti oxidants and anti inflammatory properties and water kefir with over 30 billion probiotics, B vitamins, enzymes and electrolytes and you have an amazing immunity boosting, germ fighting elixir!
CRANBERRY ORANGE SPICE RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment
1/8 cup 100 % pure unsweetened cranberry juice or 1/4 cup mashed fresh or thawed cranberries.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
3 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp powder or 1 drop food grade essential oil
1/4 tsp cinnamon, cinnamon stick or 1 drop food grade essential oil
1/4 tsp ginger spice or 3 slivers fresh ginger
- Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
- Strain the grains and add the ingredients to the swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
- Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
- Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
Be careful when purchasing anything but fresh cranberries. They are typically laden with tonnes of sugar.
Refrigerate immediately. It can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.