Bioactive Cranberry Superfood for Skin and Body
A little over a week ago, we had the privilege of harvesting this season’s cranberries with our partner of more than ten years, James Lake Farms.
Pangea’s mission is to create the safest, most effective products in partnership with farmers and manufacturers who have dedicated their lives and practices to organic, regenerative methods. Not only does this care produce the highest-quality of ingredients, it also supports preservation and future for our earth. We are honored to share and celebrate our partners - please read on here for more about the cranberries, aka (Fall's miracle ingredient).
While most of us think of this ingredient as the side dish for our holiday feasts, cranberries are an incredible superfood - rich in antioxidants and nutrients (both in topical skincare, as well as ingested). I created this dreamy vegan cheesecake recipe, using the fruit from this year’s harvest:
Joshua’s Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe
4 Vegan Oatmeal cookies
1/4 cup Miyokos butter
Pulse in Vitamix or blender until crumbly and combined
16 oz Miyokos cream cheese
8 oz full fat coconut cream
1/2 cup raw coconut sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
Blend in Vitamix or blender until smooth
10 ounces cranberries fresh or frozen (I highly recommend the organic cranberries fresh-harvested from James Lake Farms here: JLF Cranberries)
Combine cranberries with:
5 pieces of star anise (remove before serving)
2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
1 lemon zested
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 mins. Remove star anise.
Bake the cake in a casserole dish that sits on a baking sheet with about 1” of water at 375 degrees F for 60 minutes or until the top starts to slightly crack. Let the cake cool for one hour then transfer to the fridge for 3 hours before adding the cooled down cranberry topping. This recipe yields two 6” cakes.
PLEASE ONLY USE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS ❤️
And, while you’re baking a cake that your friends and family will be delighted to share, be sure to take a few moments out for self-care - cranberries are one of the bioactive-rich ingredients in our Daily AHA Gentle Exfoliator.