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The Healthiest Summer Sangria EVER

If you’re looking to cut calories and sugar content, then this fancy cocktail recipe is what you’ve been looking for.

Photo courtesy Women’s Health

Start with red wine, which contains healthy antioxidants like resveratrol. Then add fiber-rich fruits like berries, pears, and oranges (they'll help fill you up so you don't over-imbibe). Top it off with sparkling water instead of simple syrup to cut down on added sugar.


  • 1.5 bottles red wine

  • 1/4 cup triple sec

  • 2 cups sparkling lemon/lime/orange-flavoured water (make sure the brand you choose has no added sugar)

  • 1 pear diced

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced

  • 2 oranges diced or sliced (not peeled)

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Serves 10


  1. Combine everything (except the sparkling water) in a large pitcher, and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

  2. Before serving, add the sparkling water to the pitcher, stir completely, and serve!

And, just like that, you’ve made the healthiest summer sangria EVER!

For more easy, healthy recipes, be sure to visit Women’s Health and check out recipes by Anjali Shah, (creator of The Picky Eater). Anjali is a board-certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty, and fun.

The Healthiest Summer Sangria EVER is featured in Season 2 Episode 10 which is available for streaming on your fave podcast app. Don't have a podcast app? No problem! Listen here.


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