Holiday season can seem like a difficult time to maintain healthy eating habits. High sugar and fatty food and alcoholic drinks are more available at holiday gatherings. Keep in mind the moderation rule,you will still have fun knowing you're not depriving yourself without going overboard. If you're hosting a party, it's considerate to offer healthier options for guests making an effort to keep healthy. Here's a visually appealing and tasty non-alcoholic drink recipe. The cranberries and oranges are packed with immune boosting nutrients. Instead of being hungover, you'll feel energized to keep up with all the busyness of the season!
2 oranges (4-5 shortish strips of peel and juice orange, strain out pulp)
8 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice
4 cinnamon sticks
2 small pieces fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
sugar to taste (optional)
In a pot, combine orange juice,orange peel, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, and ginger. Add sugar if desired. Heat at medium-high heat until it simmers. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes. Strain and serve hot. Garnish with fresh cinnamon stick, orange peel or a few whole cranberries.