This month’s theme for The Recipe Redux was to re-create a favorite Thanksgiving dish with a healthy makeover, so I decided to make a clean eating version of cranberry sauce.
Cranberry sauce is the perfect balance between tart and sweetness.
However, traditional cranberry sauce contains refined sugars and even homemade versions use white refined sugar as the sweetener.
My healthier recipe uses Medjool dates as a natural sweetener with health benefits that refined white sugar just can’t provide. And it’s ready in under 10 minutes because all you need to do is put everything in a food processor and process it. That’s it!
Here are the typical ingredients in store-bought canned cranberry sauce:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Ocean Spray Canned Cranberry Sauce: Ingredients: Cranberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water
Although it has a minimal ingredient list, it is still made with non-organic cranberries (which can be sprayed with up to 13 different pesticides) and contains GMO high fructose corn syrup.
This clean eating version is really simple to make, can be made in a matter of minutes, and it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugars.
And, make sure you try my Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cheesecake recipe I made using this recipe…it’s amazing!
How To Make Clean Eating Cranberry Sauce: Step-By-Step Instructions
Here’s how to make this recipe and I’ll show you with step-by-step instructions below:
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Clean Eating Raw Vegan Cranberry Sauce
Yield 1 cup
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Nut-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
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