Dietitians Pick November

5 Reasons to Try Cranberries:

  1. Cranberries naturally contain compounds which may help in preventing urinary tract infections, ulcers and gum disease.
  2. Dried cranberries are a good source of fiber with 2.3g per 1/4 cup serving (10% of the Daily Value).
  3. Single-serve packs of dried cranberries are an easy grab-and-go snack. Pair with a good source of protein, such as almonds or low-fat yogurt, for a balanced snack.
  4. Cranberries boast health benefits and are versatile to enjoy year-round in various forms, including fresh, frozen, dried and canned.
  5. Cranberries' tart and slightly sweet flavor makes them a delicious and nutritious addition to salads, yogurt, cottage cheese, overnight oats or in smoothies.

Cranberry Kombucha Cocktail

Makes 1 (6.5-oz.) drink
Total Time: 10 minutes

All you need: Cranberries

  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, plus 1 sprig for garnish, divided
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed, plus 2 Tbsp halved cranberries for garnish
  • 1/2 navel orange, chopped
  • 1.5 oz vodka (1 shot)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cranberry kombucha

All you do:

  1. Place 2 Tbsp rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to bruise the rosemary. Add 1 cup cranberries, orange and vodka. Use muddler to crush cranberries and the orange, releasing the juices. Add about 1/2 cup ice to shaker. Cover cocktail shaker and shake well to blend ingredients.
  2. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour cranberry mixture through cocktail shaker strainer over ice in the glass. Top with kombucha. If desired, garnish with rosemary sprig and halved cranberries.

Nutrition per serving: 200 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 25g carbohydrates, 11g sugar, 1g protein.
This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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