I cant believe its already July 4th weekend, I am holding on to everyday of summer. Its crazy how much more energized I feel when the sun is shinning all day long. I cant imagine what it must be like to live where the sun always shines and the weather is always nice. But for now i’ll enjoy the sunlight and warm weather.Summer time means more parties and more summer inspired cocktails. Which can be loaded with tons of fat and sugar. Whenever drinking alcohol I look at is as a splurge so I make sure to keep whatever I am adding in it as a mixer clean of added sugar. Two wrongs don’t make a right and I do enjoy a drink or two….
or three .
Then I thought how cool would it be to make a Sangria that actually has greens in it? Its healthy then right? I came across Green Mustache smoothies. Which are amazing I love how they use the whole vegetable as a pose to just the juice. So the fiber and protein found in the vegetable are all in tact. I am not a huge fan of juices because its simply just sugar found in the fruit or vegetable. So whenever you face the dilemma juice or smoothie pick smoothie!
Sangria normally has some type of fruit juice mixed in it so i thought it would be fun to mix in Green Mustache Mixed Berry! Loaded with greens its the perfect mixture because its sweet from the blended fruit as well. I little went a long way since it has the texture of a smoothie. I also mixed in club soda as a pose to soda for obvious reasons. You still get that fuzz without tons of sugar.
I was so excited to go buy the bottle of wine. I went to the store and talked over my idea with the sales women she helped me pick out Rosé that would work with the Sangria I had in mind. And gave me some pointers for making it! I recently turned 21 so I am always excited to use my new ID. But I was so disappointed when no one asked to see ID. Do I really look that old? Either way I can officially enjoy this summer Sangria and so should you! I used tons of fresh stone fruit which soaked up all the wine um yummm! This recipe makes a lot of Sangria–two small pitchers. You can easily be cut in half.
- 1 bottle Rosé
- 1 cup sliced peaches (or 1-2 medium size peaches)
- 1 cup sliced plums (or 1-2 medium size plums)
- 3/4 cup grapes (I used frozen)
- 1/2 cup Green Mustache Berry Mixed Berry
- 1/2 cup club soda