No added sugar, lower carb, no fake stuff. This recipe is simple & flavorful to enjoy tomorrow, Christmas or any time :)

What you need:

-1 bag cranberries

-arils from 1/2 of one pomegranate (between 1/3 and a 1/2cup worth)

-1/4 cup raw nuts (I used walnut, cashew & pecan)

-7 medjool dates (you can add more if you don’t like a tart relish)

-zest of one orange and a few tablespoons of fresh juice

-1-2tsp of fresh lemon juice

-1tsp cinnamon

-1/2tsp ground cloves

Optional: if you find this is too tart, you can add 1-2tsp of your sweetener of choice (raw maple syrup, agave, honey, sugar etc.) Adjust to your own taste!

Method: Simply toss all ingredients into a food processor and give it a whirl on pulse mode. Scrape down the sides and continue. This can be as chunky or smooth as you want it to become! Tip* If you find that the dates are too hard and/or sticky, let them soak in a bowl of tepid water for an hour before you are ready to use them. I like a bit of texture so I usually save some pomegranate arils to sprinkle in and mix at the end. Top off with some grated orange zest and enjoy!

I love this because it’s super refreshing and energizing. Nothing comes from a can and highly customizable to suit your individual tastes. Don’t like cinnamon? Simply omit it! I could envision fresh ginger root in this for a spicy kick as well…really the options are endless on this one! Happy Holidays everyone!

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