You want your holiday dishes to scream, well, holidays. These recipes fit the bill and indulge the senses with festiveness: The Red Beet Spritzer Mocktail is a beautiful shade of holiday crimson, garnished with its own mini Christmas tree (aka rosemary sprig), while the fragrant Red Beet Cranberry Sauce fills the room with the smell of a quintessential holiday spice, cinnamon. Of course, both are delicious, too, with a nutritious boost thanks to our Red Beet Crystals.
From all of us at Floradix®, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and tasty holiday season!
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Red Beet Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple that also deserves a place on your table come December, especially when it’s made with orange and cinnamon like this holiday recipe.
•1 12-oz bag whole cranberries, fresh or frozen (you may wish to give the berries a quick rinse before using; frozen berries do not need to be thawed)
•1 cup brown sugar
•1/2 cup orange juice
•1 cup water
•3 tbsp organic Red Beet Crystals
1. Add cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest, water, and the cinnamon stick (everything except Red Beet Crystals) to a pot on the stove and gently mix together.
2. Bring to a boil, then immediately set to simmer on low for 30 minutes. Stir every few minutes until the cranberries soften and pop open.
3. Take the pot off the heat and let cool. The sauce will thicken during this time.
4. Remove the cinnamon stick and mix in your Red Beet Crystals.
5. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
Red Beet Spritzer Holiday Mocktail
Makes 1 drink
Ingredients for the mocktail:
•1 oz lime juice
•2 oz soda water
•4 oz ginger beer, nonalcoholic
•1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup (see below)
•1-2 tbsp organic Red Beet Crystals
•cranberry ice cubes
•rosemary sprig to garnish
Ingredients for the simple syrup:
•1/4 cup water
•1/4 cup white sugar
•1 star anise (optional)
1. Make your cranberry ice cubes: Place whole cranberries in an ice tray with water. Freeze.
2. Set a rocks glass in the freezer to get cold and frosty.
3. Mix up a batch of rosemary simple syrup: Boil 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Once it’s boiling, pour in 1/4 cup sugar and stir to dissolve. Add a large sprig of rosemary and a star anise (if using) and boil for 60 seconds. Turn off heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes. The syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can double or triple the measurements to have a larger supply on hand.
4. Once your ice cubes are frozen and your syrup cooled, it’s time to make your mocktail: Take your glass out of the freezer and add the lime juice (approximately the juice of 1 lime). Pour in the soda water and ginger beer. Add the rosemary syrup and Red Beet Crystals and stir to dissolve. Plunk in your cranberry ice cubes and garnish with a rosemary sprig. Holiday cheers!
Recipe and photographs courtesy of Amy Ortiz
A superfan of our superfood supplement, Amy Ortiz is a photographer, food blogger, and content creator in Asheville, NC. She enjoys living a simple yet enriching life on a farm, raising a multicultural family, and cooking wholesome and delicious homemade food. Amy is the creator of the Señora Amy Ortiz blog, which features an assortment of authentic recipes from around the world and her own original culinary creations. She is also the creator of Spicy Grandmas—a YouTube Channel series—where she learns to cook from the world's most endearing and daring grandmothers.