I enjoy an occasional glass of good quality wine, and I especially love a good sangria – so flavorful, so colorful, and so festive! But most sangrias have waaay too many carbs for our purposes of optimizing health.
So here’s a healthy version you can enjoy (assuming you do ok with alcohol) this holiday season without guilt or remorse!
And speaking of doing ok with alcohol, did you know that most wines are full of unsavory ingredients that the label will never tell you anything about? It’s true!
Many people react badly to a lot of wines, and think this is largely because of the sulfites. That’s often true, but there’s also a lot more to this picture. To learn about all the (hidden) junk that’s often in wine (yes, even many organic wines), and how to find healthy wines that are good for you and the environment, check out my blog post & podcast episode Wine: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Low Carb Sangria
- 1 glass pitcher 1 liter / 34 oz
- 1 small lemon thinly sliced
- 1 small lime thinly sliced
- 1 cup organic berries fresh or frozen, a mix of raspberries, strawberries, and/or blueberries
- 1 tsp orange extract
- ¼ tsp cranberry-green-apple liquid stevia or plain liquid stevia or monk fruit, or to taste
- 1 bottle low carb wine from Dry Farm Wines red or white, chilled
- 1 sprig mint optional, for garnish
- 1 cup ice optional
- Add the lemon and lime slices, berries, and orange extract to the pitcher, then pour in the chilled wine.
- Stir in the sweetener, starting with ¼ teaspoon and adding more to desired sweetness.
- Serve immediately over ice, or chill in refrigerator overnight to enhance the fruity flavors.