Welcome to Jude's Kitchen, our collection of bladder-kind recipes! Some food and drinks are known to irritate the bladder, so we've pulled together recipes are as delicious as they are good for your bladder. You'll love this Christmas Mocktail that's bursting full of bladder happy cranberries - we've called it The Trinny, after our favourite Trinny Woodall who has supported Jude so much in 2022.
Cranberries are great for our bladder health and they are packed full of nutrients and vitamins while also having a calming and soothing affect on our bladder and urethra in the case of any inflammation.
This is a fizzy and fruity Christmassy mocktail bursting full of berries and rosemary -and it's absolutely delicious, ladies!
75 g cranberries, fresh or frozen
50 g caster sugar (can sub low carb sweetener of choice, or even coconut sugar)
2 fresh rosemary twigs
30ml fresh orange juice (for an alternative, try lemon juice!)
115ml cranberry Juice
A few more rosemary sprigs, to your preferred decoration
Sparkling water to top up
First, you'll need to make the cranberry syrup. Add the cranberries, rosemary, sugar and water to a pan and heat gently, stirring frequently until the berries have broken down and the syrup covers the back of a spoon. Strain the seeds and rosemary through a tea sieve and put to one side to cool.
Once the syrup has cooled, grab a large jug. Add 4 tablespoons of the syrup to some ice, and top up with cranberry and orange juice. Add the sparkling water to fill the jug. Pour into tumbler glasses and finish with a sprig of rosemary!
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