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The CranRas Limeade | Cranberry Raspberry Keto Drink

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Keto drinks may be less popular than food recipes, but here’s something I think should be added to the best keto drinks list! I mean I felt like I was sippin’ something at Sonic® happy hour! Plus, there ain’t no Thanksgiving without some cranberry! PERIOD!

If you’re thinking, what might you drink this keto Thanksgiving? Perhaps, let me suggest The CranRas Limeade! Our Cranberry Raspberry Keto Limeade is sure to quench your thirst, but let’s not forget it’s simply delicious! Maybe you will even get a few converts at the non-keto Thanksgiving with this one! It tastes so good they won’t even know it’s sugar-free!

 

KETO-FRIENDLY DRINKS

If you were with me last week, you know that we kicked off the keto thanksgiving recipes with the baked Cauli ‘n’ Cheese which is straight bangin’! This week we switched it up and added a keto-friendly drink. The CranRas is an ode to the OG CranRaspberry Ocean Spray that can no longer be in the regular rotation due to the sugar and carb content. So, ya girl got to cookin’ up an alternative. Y’all ready!?

fresh cranberries in bowl and on table

CRANBERRIES FOR KETO DRINKS

You may not think of cranberries off top as a keto-friendly option, but they are not bad on the carb count. One-half cup of cranberries is only 4 net carbs and 2 grams of natural fruit sugars. In this recipe, we only use one-quarter cup, so that yields only 2 net carbs and 1 gram of sugar of cranberries in this recipe.

RASPBERRIES FOR KETO DRINKS

One cup of fresh raspberries is a total of 7 net carbs and 5 grams of sugar. Again, similar to the cranberries we don’t use a full cup, only 3/4 of a cup. So we don’t have a huge carb count, which should fit macros for many!

NET CARBS IN THE CRANRAS KETO DRINK

The total net carb count for this recipe breaks down to about 15 net carbs grams for the entire recipe, and it yields 5 servings so you are at 3 net carbs per glass of this delicious low carb and keto-friendly drink. I would think this deserves a spot on your keto drinks list and make keto Thanksgiving!

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup fresh cranberries

3/4 cup raspberries

1/2 cup allulose

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp citric acid

5 wedges of lime

liquid stevia

THE CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SYRUP

This stuff is quite tasty and I will likely be sharing some new ways and variations to use it in the future, so stay tuned for that. The amazing thing about allulose is that it’s zero net carbs and tastes the closest to sugar in my opinion. If you’ve never tried allulose give it a try!

CranRaspberry Syrup with and without seeds
(L) Before Removing Seeds, (R) After Removing Seeds

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY RASPBERRY KETO LIMEADE

  1. Bring cranberries, water, and allulose covered to a boil for 5-6 minutes on medium until cranberries pop.
  2. Mash to ensure all cranberries are popped open.
  3. Add half cup of the raspberries mashing to infuse and reduce for about 1-2 minutes further until a light syrup develops.
  4. Allow cooling for 5 minutes, add remaining raspberries, and mash to release flavor.
  5. Add citric acid and 12 drops of liquid stevia mix in.
  6. Allow mixtures to cool, and then we want to get rid of those skins and seeds. Of course, our trusty nylon nut milk bag is our go-to! However, regardless be mindful that your bag may get stained. Add mixture to the inside-out nut milk bag (seam outside to avoid all the little seeds getting trapped) inside of a clean bowl. 
  7. Squeeze as much as possible to get all of that syrup out.
  8. Make Immediately: Cut limes into quarters. Add 1 wedge of lime to the glass squeezing and dropping in wedge to an 8 oz glass, 2 tbsps of the cranberry raspberry syrup, 7 drops (or to taste) of liquid stevia. Fill glass halfway with ice and top with club soda or sparkling water. Stir to mix the syrup at the bottom throughout, and enjoy!
  9. Make Later: Store in an airtight container, and place into the fridge for up to a week.

Iced Glasses of CranRas Limeades

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CranRas Limeades

The CranRas Limeade


  • Author: Bridgette Williams
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Ingredients

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1/4 cup fresh cranberries

3/4 cup raspberries

1/2 cup allulose

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp citric acid

5 wedges of lime

liquid stevia


Instructions

  1. Bring cranberries, water, and allulose covered to a boil for 5-6 minutes on medium until cranberries pop.
  2. Mash to ensure all cranberries are popped open.
  3. Add half cup of the raspberries mashing to infuse and reduce for about 1-2 minutes further until a light syrup develops.
  4. Allow cooling for 5 minutes, add remaining raspberries, and mash to release flavor.
  5. Add citric acid and 12 drops of liquid stevia mix in.
  6. Allow mixtures to cool, and then we want to get rid of those skins and seeds. Of course, our trusty nylon nut milk bag is our go-to! However, regardless be mindful that your bag may get stained. Add mixture to the inside-out nut milk bag (seam outside to avoid all the little seeds getting trapped) inside of a clean bowl. 
  7. Squeeze as much as possible to get all of that syrup out.
  8. Make Immediately: Cut limes into quarters. Add 1 wedge of lime to the glass squeezing and dropping in wedge to an 8 oz glass, 2 tbsps of the cranberry raspberry syrup, 7 drops (or to taste) of liquid stevia. Fill glass halfway with ice and top with club soda or sparkling water. Stir to mix the syrup at the bottom throughout, and enjoy!
  9. Make Later: Store in an airtight container, and place into the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 18
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 3 NC
  • Protein: 0

TIPS FOR MAKING CRANBERRY RASPBERRY KETO SPRITZER 

  • Don’t have a nylon nut milk bag? Cheesecloth is probably your best bet here. 
  • If using a nylon nut milk bag the deep red color from the cranberries and raspberries will cause a bit of staining so be sure to wash up right away after use with soap and water, and rinse.
  • I didn’t find staining on my hands to be an issue, but beyond the nut milk bag, you can even use gloves to squeeze out the syrup if you’d like. I know this should go without saying, but be sure you wash your hands again before and after this step!

STORAGE

  • Store inside an airtight container like a mason jar and keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.

 

VARIATIONS

  • Keto alcoholic drinks option? Sure, if that’s your thang, add a bit of your favorite low-carb-friendly alcohol into the mix.

EPIC LOW CARB DRINK

If you’ve been looking for other amazing keto drinks besides water, give this one a go! No yucky ingredients, plus once the syrup is made, you can store and enjoy it well beyond Thanksgiving.

Sugar Free Limeade

 

MORE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Sugar-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

Pumpkin Fluff

Cauli ‘n’ Cheese

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I’m Bridgette, the creator of FatUp. Keto has been a friend of mine since 2016, helping me to lose over 50 pounds (30 in the first 3 months)! I’m a 30 something, new mom, wife that loves photographing food and creating recipes here on getyafatup.com. My goal is to make keto easy an approachable for women everywhere.