Apple Cranberry Juice

apple cranberry juiceCranberries are more than just a holiday season garnish. Besides their flavor, these tart little berries possess a variety of positive attributes. Cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C. They’re also a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants can help reduce the risk of cancer, improve cardiovascular health, and bolster the immune system. Cranberries have demonstrated an ability to help prevent urinary tract infections in women, and there’s some evidence that they might also help prevent the formation of kidney stones. 

So, cranberry juice. Sure, you’ve probably had the watered-down version plenty of times, but how about the real thing? The cranberry cocktail that you pick up in stores contains a small amount of actual cranberries, and a high amount of fructose corn syrup. The recipe below is sweetened naturally by the included apples, but the tang (and health benefits) of the cranberry ring through clear and true. So try it out and see if it doesn’t make your lips smack in appreciation.


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup of cranberries

  1. Wash the ingredients thoroughly
  2. Juice it up
  3. If the resulting brew is a bit too tangy for your personal taste, simply dilute it with some spring water.