Did you know that bitter and tart flavors are responsible for firing your brain into gear to begin producing the digestive juices responsible for a healthy digestive response?! Yes! It’s true – that’s why bitters are used as an effective digestive-aid – to enhance your natural production of digestive juices, like enzymes and bile.
I developed a crazy-good, (tart) cranberry sauce while creating magical healing recipes for my holiday recipe eBook. The tart flavors from the ginger and cranberries will get your digestive juices flowing at the dinner table – making digestion flow smoothly throughout your holiday meals! Ginger is also soothing for the stomach, and you will even get protein in this yummy sauce from the gelatin. Who knew cranberry sauce could be THAT healthy?!
Use it to top a piece of turkey, prime rib, or salmon at your holiday dinner table. Or, mix a spoonful in some sparkling water for a tangy holiday digestif!
2 tsp. fresh ginger root, chopped and peeled
1 navel orange, including the rind, chopped
1/2 c. fresh squeezed orange juice
12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
1/4 c. raw honey (optional)
2 tbsp. grass-fed beef gelatin – I like Vital Proteins
1/4 c. hot filtered water
Add the ginger, orange, orange juice, and cranberries to a food processor or Vitamix and blend well. Dissolve the gelatin in the hot water and mix it into the sauce immediately, distributing evenly before the gelatin begins to harden, Add the sauce to a relish mold. Let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh cranberries and orange slices for a fresh and bright holiday treat!