Why should I drink cranberry juice in the morning?
This drink is perfect for the mornings as cranberry juice has lots of health benefits. By having it every morning you get into the habit.
This fruity drink combining cranberry juice with orange, lemon and honey is refreshing and a great pick me up to start the day.
Alternatives to try in this recipe
Instead of adding lemon to this cranberry and honey drink recipe, you can try it with lime for a slightly different flavour.
The calories are about the same for lemon and lime so this isn’t something that will change.
Why not have some fruit with your drink to fill you up too?
Health benefits of honey
This recipe includes honey in the drink. Whilst we all know that honey and lemon are great for a sore throat there are other benefits too.
Did you know that honey is naturally rich in antioxidants? There have been links highlighted showing that consuming honey can lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and even some types of cancer. Have a look and read the research for yourself and see what you think.
Honey does not go out of date and can last forever. Have you tried my honey and soy salmon salad yet?
Commonly used as a healthier alternative to sugar honey is recommended as a natural sweetener though people with diabetes still need to be careful when eating or drinking it.
Honey has also been attributed to lower blood pressure and improving cholesterol.
Another interesting use for honey is to apply topically to wounds or burns to encourage healing. This was done in ancient Egypt and some people still swear by it today. Personally, I would rather drink it than cover myself in it though!
Other cranberry recipes
If you have some cranberry juice then here are some other recipes you might like:
Morning cranberry and honey drink
Other recipes with cranberry juice
Cranberry juice can also be enjoyed as part of a cocktail in the evening. Have you considered it with gin? Sea Arch, a gin alternative, have a great recipe for a seaside sunrise cocktail using sea arch (which tastes very like gin but without the alcohol), cranberry juice then topped up with clementine and cinnamon tonic.Print
A morning cocktail recipe rich in vitamins and minerals to improve your health and aid normal body processes. A great source of vitamin c.
Pour the cranberry juice into your glass.
Add the lemon/lime and orange juices.
Add the runny honey and water and mix well.
Garnish with a wedge of orange or lemon/lime.
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