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Summer is here and it is HOT, my friends! Have some summer fun with cranberries and try them with all types of dishes. Cranberries are fantastic in any form, from fresh to frozen, dried or as a juice - that unique tart flavor adds so much flavor to everything from soups to salads, to entries to baked goods and desserts! With the summer heat rising, instead of running to the 7-Eleven and buying a slushy that's full of chemicals and have absolutely zero nutritional value to cool down, how about making a refreshing Cranberry Slush right at home? Cranberries are so refreshing and they are wonderful for your health because they're a good source of antioxidants and fiber!
Cranberry Summer Slush Recipe
1 cup frozen cranberries
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 cups cranberry juice (NOT cocktail)
1 teaspoon agave nectar OR you can use regular granulated sugar
Slushes are pretty basic: throw it all in the blend and blend until completely smooth and creamy! You can skip adding the nectar/sugar to this Cranberry Slush until after you have tasted it. I don't use any sweetener in mine, but Angeline prefers it in hers because of the tartness.
You can also add blueberries or raspberries to this slush instead of the strawberries if you want to mix things up. Get creative! You can't go wrong with any type of berries!
Cranberries are America's Original Superfruit! They are a good source of antioxidants, naturally fat and cholesterol free, are low in sodium and a good source of dietary fiber. Not to mention the bling factor; there's no simpler way to bling up a summertime meal than by enhancing the colors with bright red Cranberries!
And of course, they taste great! What's not to love?
I'm not the only one who's come up with a tasty Cranberry recipe! Check out this refreshing 4th of July Cranberry Sorbet by Kitchen Living with Coryanne!
You can also find lots of delicious Cranberry recipes on the US Cranberries website. There are Cranberry recipes for everything from refreshing drinks like these Cranberry Coolers that inspired my Cranberry Slush to dinner recipes like a Cranberry Braised Pork Stuffed Peppers to desserts, such as Apple Cranberry Pie!
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SHELLEY R ZUREK
oh yum yum yum. I will be right over for that delicious Cranberry slushy. The Twitter party sounds exciting too!
Elizabeth @Being MVP
ooooh yummmooooo I'm going to have to try to make it. What a neat party!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
There are few things more refreshing on one of those scorching hot days than a slush! Love it.
This recipe looks delicious. I love cranberries, and I love smoothies. It's perfect for me.
This looks amazing, refreshing and is getting pinned for me to make! Yum!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
Oh wow, I must make this today - I love love love cranberries!
I would love one of these right now.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide
I LOVE cranberries- I am heading to the store this weekend for groceries and will be stocking up to make these slushies for the family!
I need to experiment with this with my kids! They LOVE slushies!
This is seriously a kidney friendly sort of icy treat! LOVE it!
I love cranberries. I know many people feel it's an acquired taste. I guess I acquired mine at birth. Your Cranberry Summer Slush looks so refreshing. Think I'll go make one for myself right now. Lucky for me, I have all the ingredients.
This looks so tasty. This is a great summer treat.
Ugh! I wish I wasn't allergic to cranberries! 🙁 This sounds amazing and great for the kidneys! I think I'll try it with grapes and blueberries...
I love slushies and cranberries. What a great combo! Can't wait to try this.
I LOVE cranberry! This sounds amazing. Pinning it for later (or soon)!
ohh a cranberry slushie sounds yummy!!!
I love how good cranberries are for you... I love this recipe.. sounds perfectly refreshing for the Summer... thanks for sharing
My mouth is watering right now. That looks so yummy. Cranberries! MMMMMM
This is right up my ally! I love smoothies and cranberry!
My kids were just asking me about hitting the pool today. I think I have all of the ingredients on hand...I will be bringing a cranberry slush with me to the pool.
This sounds delicious! I love slushies and this is a much more healthier one. Thanks for sharing. #client