A tip to get you through the holidays: find low and no calorie food and drink to enjoy so you don't have a chance to feel deprived.

This is perfect! It's nice to relax in the evening with a warm cinnamon drink and this tart sweet sipper is both sugar free and delicious! You'll want to have one of these every night. So good! Make a big pot so everyone can have one.

That's the hallmark of a great post op food - when everyone wants some!


  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star anise - Badia packets of whole spices are .79 cents
  • 10 whole cloves - Badia packets of whole spices are .79 cents
  • 6 cups Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice - the Splenda sweetened one
  • A medium fresh orange or tangerine


  • Combine Splenda, spices and Diet Cranberry in a saucepan
  • Simmer over medium low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Pour into mugs.
  • Serve with a thin slice of tangerine.

This may also be prepared in a Crock-Pot. Combine all ingredients and set to Low until it is warmed throughout.

November 01, 2019
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