If there is one ingredient that screams Christmas, it’s cranberries. Make a sauce with them, put them in some porridge, add them to salads, it’s all good. But for me the best thing that can be done with them is turn them in to juice and Ocean Spray have got you covered there.
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Is it even December if every recipe a blogger posts doesn’t have the word “Christmas” or “Spiced” in it? I think not! So, every recipe this month is going to be Christmas themed. Would you expect anything less?
I think breakfasts get a bit neglected when it comes to Christmas food, which is why when Ocean Spray asked us to create a recipe that showed how versatile their new Wholeberry Cranberry Juice blend was, we knew we wanted to do a Christmas breakfast recipe with it.
Usually Cranberry juice is just used as a cocktail mixer in our house, which is still very much a favourite use, but there is so much more you can do with it. We would usually add milk to a smoothie, but seeing as we were going with a festive twist, we thought ‘why not cranberry juice?’
We don’t have time to make our own cranberry juice every morning, or at any time of the day really, which is why we always have some Ocean Spray Cranberry juice in our fridge and we were excited to hear there was a new product in their range. I actually think it works out better value than making your own juice too, as each carton of Ocean Spray Wholeberry has 40 whole cranberries per serving crushed in to it.
What we love about the Wholeberry cartons is they crush whole cranberries into a nourishing flavourful drink, you get the nutrients of the whole cranberry – you don’t get that with regular juice. Each glass has one serving of fruit, fibre and vitamin C. You get all the goodness of all the berry!
This will always be our go-to choice when we want a cranberry drink, as it’s the only juice made with crushed wholeberries and not just the juice. There is no added sugar or preservatives either. Ocean Spray Wholeberry is available in two delicious flavours: Cranberry – Crushed whole Cranberry fruit juice blend and Mixed Berry – crushed whole cranberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry. They are available in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Co-Op and Booths (850ml RRP £2.99).
Why do we love cranberries so much? The humble cranberry is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits out there. Not only are they a good source of fibre, but they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. So this festive season, don’t just have them in a sauce with your turkey, give this Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie a try! Warming spices from the cinnamon and ginger, this smoothie will get you in the festive spirit.
Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie
What better way to start the day during the festive season than with a Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie.
- 1 Large banana
- 10 Raspberries
- 6 Strawberries
- 400 ml Ocean Spray Wholeberry Cranberry
- ½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
- ½ tsp Ginger, ground
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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