Did you know that lingonberry has been linked to improved blood vessel function in animals with high blood pressure? At Banoo's school, there is a whole biomedicine department working on how the phenol-rich berry can help humans cure hypertension.
In the spirit of trying to be healthier (and also having a lot of berries from picking the other day), I decided to make lingonberry juice, instead of a cake. It was super easy and the juice is lovely and good for you. You can even use frozen berries if you can't go out and pick them yourself. It blows that syrupy crap Ikea sells in their food section away!
3 cups berries (make sure you wash them, pick out the bad berries and twigs etc)
5 cups water
1 cup sugar (I used Splenda, since I'm trying to watch my fig)
Bring the berries and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Then allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the berries start to pop and go mooshy. Drain through a sieve, and rinse the saucepan. Put the juice back in the pan with the sugar and stir over a low heat until all dissolved. Allow to cool, then refrigerate and enjoy the benefits of healthy blood vessels!