Fermented Cranberry Sauce
Merry Christmas!! This fermented sauce is a favorite holiday recipe in our house and we wanted to share it with you! Similar to a chutney, it is so delicious alongside your meal and the best part is that this is actually healthy for you!
But you may ask, why ferment cranberry sauce?
The process of fermentation breaks down the natural and added sugars to form beneficial bacteria that are great for good gut health and digestion. When fermented foods are added to our meals, they can actually aid in digestion. Not only that, but through fermentation, the naturally occurring nutrients are more bioavailable, meaning we’re getting more bang for our buck by eating the fermented product over eating them raw. Many people also consider cranberries to be a superfood because of their high antioxidant content.
We included the recipe in video form below from the original source, if you want to see it in action. We hope you give it a try this Christmas and if you do, leave us a comment! ; )
Fermented Cranberry Sauce Recipe
A delicious, cooling drink that is perfect for using up those extra summer cucumbers! This recipe is a new favorite of ours and we hope you will enjoy it just as much!
1. Peel and roughly chop cucumbers and place in a half gallon jar. Fill the jar with water, just enough to cover the cucumber chunks, and blend with an emersion blender until smooth. Alternatively, you can do this step in your countertop blender.
2. Strain the blended cucumber through a sieve to remove the pulp. The cucumber concentrate can now be poured into a 1 gallon container.
3. Add lime juice and mint leaves to the concentrate and fill the rest of the way with water. Sweeten to taste and add ice. Enjoy!
* Maple syrup is a great, all-natural sweetener for this drink, but you could use stevia powder/ concentrate, coconut sugar, honey, monk fruit, cane sugar, etc.
This very simple, but delicious, recipe is a favorite in our family for a healthy lunch, snack or side dish! It is a great way to use up extra kale in your fridge or garden and what's even better is you can use any variety of kale you happen to have on hand. We hope you give it a try!
It's apple season!! We all love making a trip to the orchard to buy "seconds" for our different apple "delights", but let's talk about applesauce! You can transform those grainy, cooking apples into something healthy for you and your family without canning! Raw, cultured applesauce is about as easy and nutrient dense as it gets, plus it's quick to make and something adults and children will enjoy! See below for the recipe!
The Nelson Family