Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider


Best sipped snuggled up in front of a roaring fire or out in the crisp autumn air, spiced cranberry apple cider is the perfect way to enjoy the chilly months. It’s a perfect alternate to hot cocoa once winter white comes sweeping in and sends us diving for the blankets.

Let the cranberries brighten your palate while the spices warm you from head to toe.

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider


  • 3 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, unsweetened
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients into 1 qt saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down and lightly simmer for 15 minutes, 20 minutes for a more concentrated drink.
  4. Enjoy hot or cold.

Bonus recipe: Freeze the stewed cranberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Instant frozen cider-soaked cranberries for those who love a chilly treat!


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Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

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