Do you really know what’s in a cider? I had to Google it to see 1. what it is, and 2. what is actually in it or should be in it. I mean it’s apples right, and that’s it? No, actually thank you Google it doesn’t have to just be apples. Nor all that sugary. Just fruit, fermented which sounds gross because fermenting is pretty much rotting and who wants to drink rotting juice? Not me, and that’s why I made this awesome All Natural Sugar-Free Wild Blueberry Apple Cider.
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Really, fermenting just shouldn’t be a word, it just doesn’t sound pleasant. But this cider is fresh fruit only, boiled together to make a delicious and nutritiously yummy drink!! Did you know that cider doesn’t have to be just apples, that it is any fruit that is fermented? I certainly didn’t, and when I was Pinteresting and hunting for a good recipe all that people used were store-bought cider with some apples added in and heated up! Like, what? No. Just no, no, no. We are using whole fruits – super-flavorful frozen wild blueberries, fresh apples, an orange and water. Those are the main ingredients. Add some cider spices and boom. No sugar added, no juice from unnatural sources, no thing extra!
Did you know that there is a major difference in flavor and nutrition value between regular blueberries and frozen wild blueberries? Wild blueberries may be tiny in size but due to their diverse genetics they have a unique sweet and tart flavor and they pack twice the antioxidants of regularly grown blueberries. A 1 cup serving has 8 times the manganese, 72% more fiber and 32% less sugar than cultivated blueberries. Where to buy them? In your freezer section! They are fresh frozen , and yum are they amazing in banana-blueberry nice cream. But yes, we had to think outside the box here. Cider. Adding these flavor bombs made this cider so interesting in flavor, and really just
Wild Blueberry Apple Cider,
3 C Wymans Frozen Wild Blueberries
5 Apples, quartered and pitted
1 Orange, sliced
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Ginger
1 Tsp Cloves
10 C Water
1. Wash the apples and orange.
2. Quarter the apples and slice out the core and dump quarters into a large pot.
3. Slice orange into four slices and drop into pot.
4. Dump in frozen wild blueberries and all spices.
5. Pour in water and bring pot to a rolling boil.
6. Boil about 5 minutes then lower heat to simmer and let cook one hour.
7. Strain out the fruit and enjoy either warm or cold!