“Healthy Holiday Wassail”
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WOW!…If you love this seasonal drink, but hate all the SUGAR that comes along with it, you MUST make this fabulous Healthy Holiday Wassail! Pure goodness with every sip, that will keep you in the fat burning zone while enjoying a cup of Christmas cheer! Along the lines of another Pie Sip? Wassail will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling all through the holiday season and beyond!
- 2 measuring cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 3 cinnamon Bark sticks
- 1 flat tsp. whole cloves (use only ½ tsp. if you prefer a less “spiced” toddy)
- Optional 3 whole Star Anise stars
- 2 quarts water * generous ¼ tsp. Pure Stevia Extract or (to taste)
- 5 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
1 – Put cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise stars into a pot and cover with 1 ½ quarts of water.
2 – Place a lid on your Wassail pot and bring water to a rolling boil. Turn down to a gentle simmer and brew for 1 hour while you become completely intoxicated with the “heart and home” warming aroma.
3 – Take a two quart mason jar and sit a filter or fine sieve over the mouth of the jar. (I use the permanent filter from my coffee maker and it works great. Using a ladle, scoop Wassail into your filter/sieve until there is none left in your pot. Occasionally you might need to swish things around in your sieve with a spoon and maybe even remove some of the Wassail mush to get all the liquid through.
4 – Remove sieve and add “near the boil” water into your two quart jar to reach the top.
5 – Add stevia and orange oil or extract. Stir very well and taste… adjust… own it!
6 – Pour your wassail into a warmed Crock pot, leave on warm setting and enjoy at your leisure to delight your senses this Christmas season.
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