Healthy Raspberry Cranberry
Homemade Raspberry Drink -
Low Fat and Less Sugar
This healthy Raspberry Cranberry Drink Recipe is a great choice if you are looking for a drink recipe that is low fat, low sugar, and tastes yummy!
Note - If you do not have fresh raspberries, you can use one 12 ounce (3/4 pound) pkg. of frozen, lightly sweetened raspberries, thawed.
2 cups fresh OR frozen raspberries (see Note above)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1 cup ice cubes
1 (12 ounce size)can reduced calorie lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
lemon slice (optional)
Strain the raspberries with the 1/2 cup boiling water to extract juice.
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Discard the pulp, and reserve the juice. You need about 1 cup of raspberry juice.
Cover and chill the juice.
In a blender, combine the raspberry juice and the cranberry juice.
Blend the juices together, adding the ice cubes a little at a time.
Blend until slushy.
Transfer the drink to a serving pitcher.
Slowly pour in the carbonated beverage.
Stir gently, and pour into glasses.
A VERY REFRESHING, Homemade Raspberry Drink!
Did You Know?
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Taking red raspberry leaf during pregnancy is believed to tone and strengthen the uterine wall and pelvic muscles, and relax smooth muscle.
Drinking tea made from the leaves of the red raspberry plant, is said to help during childbirth by making the delivery easier and quicker by assisting the uterus to contract more efficiently, with less muscular spasms.
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