We're back! We've been on vacation in Catalonia, so we have a lot of emails and comments to respond, please, be patient! Today I wanna share with you this non alcoholic sangria recipe with no added sugar, it's a healthier alternative and I love it so much, I like it even more than the original version!
Sangria is a typical Spanish beverage and it's usually made with red wine, chopped fruit and some sweetener. Some people also add liquor or spices like cinnamon. Our recipe is so simple, but it has a great flavor.
I used white grape juice instead of red wine, it has an intense grape flavor and is much healthier because it has no alcohol. I blended the juice with ¼ cup of blueberries (40 grams) to get this beautiful red color. You can also use other fruits such as other kinds of berries or red grape juice.
It's super easy to make this sangria recipe. You only have to place ice in a jar, add the fruit and a liquid mixture made with grape juice, orange juice, lime juice blended with blueberries. Let stand the sangria in the fridge for about 2 hours, although if you can't wait, you can drink it once it's ready.
Traditional sangria is made with some kind of sweetener, usually white sugar, but this version is alcohol-free so it has a less strong flavor and it's not necessary to add sugar. If it's not enough sweet for you, you can add any sweetener, but I recommend you not to use white sugar, there are a lot of healthier alternatives.
The most used fruits to make sangria are oranges, lemons, apples, pears, bananas and peaches, but you can use your favorite fruits. I've used oranges, limes (instead of lemons), bananas, peaches and blueberries. Blueberries is not a common ingredient to make sangria, but I love them and they are full of antioxidants.
This non alcohol sangria is the perfect drink for this summer and it's kid friendly. It's much healthier than traditional sangria and I promise you, you're gonna love this refreshing drink. Cheers!
Non Alcoholic Sangria
- 4 cups white grape juice, 1 l
- ¾ cup blueberries
- 1 cup orange juice, 250 ml
- Juice of 1 lime + 2 limes
- 2 oranges
- 2 bananas
- 2 peaches
- Blend the white grape juice with ¼ cup blueberries (40 g). Pour this liquid mixture in a jar or bowl.
- Add the orange and the lime juice. Stir until is well mixed.
- Place ice in a jar, add the liquid mixture, the chopped fruits (2 oranges, 2 bananas, 2 limes and 2 peaches) and ¾ cup of blueberries. Let stand the sangria in the fridge for about 2 hours.