Victorian State Public Health Nutritionist, Veronica Graham shares with us a healthy and delicious festive season recipe for cranberry and mint soda. Whatever way you celebrate the festive season, healthy food choices are important. Check out our related recipes and information below.
A really great idea for a Christmas festive drink is this combination of cranberry juice and the juice has been made into ice cubes. Cranberries are absolutely fantastic fruit – they are full of vitamin c, fibre and very rich in antioxidants which are great for cardiovascular health and for your immune system.

Just to give it some absolute beautiful colour and taste and flavour, we’ve got some fresh mint from the garden. Throw a few in there. You can do jug by jug or glass by glass – it doesn’t really matter. I’ve got a glass here happening and a jug for the family.

Great job for the children to do, if they want to rip the mint leaves up and put them in. The smell is divine - it’s absolutely magnificent.

This drink gives a nice change from the lemon and water which is also lovely.

The colours are Christmas - it’s a bit different and so healthy.

If you don’t like plain soda water you can use plain water, but this just gives it a bit of bubble and fizz. Gorgeous! Look at that, absolutely stunning.

What will happen of course is that the cranberry ice cubes will melt and it will be a mildly sweet drink - mainly water. Wow does that look good.

A very festive and very healthy Christmas drink. Plain soda water, cranberry juice into ice cubes, packed with anti oxidants and fresh mint leaves.

Cheers.

That is very good, that is so good!

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