2 cups fresh raspberries or one 12-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup boiling water
1-1/2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1 cup ice cubes
1 12-ounce can lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
Fresh raspberries (optional)
Lemon slices (optional)
1. Put 2 cups raspberries in fine-mesh strainer placed over large glass measure or pitcher. Pour boiling water over raspberries. With back of spoon, press berries to release juice. Discard berry pulp; reserve juice (should have about 1 cup). Chill.
2. In a blender container combine cranberry juice and reserved raspberry juice. With blender running, add ice through opening in lid. Blend until slushy.
3. Transfer juice to pitcher. Slowly pour in carbonated beverage; stir. Serve over ice. If desired, add fresh raspberries and a lemon slice. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving):
97 Calories, 0g Fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 24g carbohydrates, 3g fibre, 0g protein, 1% Vitamin A, 65% Vitamin C, 2% Calcium, 3% iron
**From An article on MSN's lifestyle page: