Guys! I'm so excited about today's post. Not only is it my first boozey recipe (!!!), but it's coming to us courtesy of the fabulous Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential. I'm assuming that between her amazing blog, book, podcast, and fitness & nutrition guide, you've probably heard of Lauryn. If not, get ready to spend the next several hours of your life reading through her blog. Her posts are honest, real, and hilarious, and she literally covers every topic you ever wanted to know about, from fitness to fashion to relationships, healthy recipes, and every burning question you've been too embarrassed to ask before. Lauryn's got you covered! BTW, we've known each other since junior high, so it's extra fun for me to share her recipe with you today.
Ok, let's talk sangria. I'm not really a huge drinker - to be honest, a vodka-soda just never really did it for me. I do love a good glass of wine with my dinner, and when there's delicious sangria on the menu, it's pretty much always my go-to. The tough part is that there could be loads of sugar mixed in without you even realizing it. Luckily, thanks to Lauryn, we're all going to learn how to whip up the easiest, freshest sangria, using ready-to-go Eppa Sangria, plus a few other healthy ingredients (and no measuring required!). Total bonus, this delicious sangria is made from organic grapes and real superfruits, and it has double the antioxidants of a regular glass of wine. Yes, please!
One more thing before we dive right into our pitcher of sangria. Ice! A few options for cooling down your sangria - you can go with the usual - some trusty ice cubes. OR you could opt for frozen fruit, or even better yet, make these festive cubes from The Skinny Confidential . . . yep, there's strawberries and mint frozen right in them... yum!
Summer Porch Sangria
1 bottle of white or red Eppa Sangria
A couple splashes of Suja’s spicy Lemon Love
A handful of mint
Option: ice, frozen pineapple & mango chunks, or both!
Directions: mix everything together in a pitcher. Add ice or frozen fruit. Garnish with a mint leaf ( remember
to clap the mint before you garnish for added flavor ). Serve in a cute glass!
It's summer, it's Friday, and we have sangria with extra antioxidants. . . life is good.
By the way, if you're looking for the perfect summer salad to pair with your sangria, get excited because Lauryn made the WNB Peach & Tomato Caprese Salad on The Skinny Confidential and it looks unbelievably delish! Check it out here!
Thank you, Lauryn, for sharing your delicious sangria recipe! It's the ultimate way to toast to the weekend. CHEERS!
Photography by Kristen Schellenberg
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.