Fruit + wine + popsicle = a trio made in heaven
When I thought of this whole Popsicle Sangria concept I thought “Wow, that sounds really freakin’ delicious. Wonder if I can figure out a way to make it as healthy as possible.”
I am happy to report that I did just that!
No, this is not a ‘healthy’ drink, but I did try to use ingredients that were as close to that as I could.
For example, most sangrias add a sugary liqueur (such as triple sec) in addition to the wine. This one uses orange juice instead.
Some also use a sugary soda (such as Sprite) to add bubbles. This one uses a sugar-free/artificial sweetener free berry sparkling water instead.
Orrrrrr, if you wanna take it to another level you can use champagne. Just sayin.
And obviously popsicles aren’t health food, but I used Outshine popsicles, which are more naturally made (yay!).
So in the spirit of trying to do things healthier, I present to you my healthy-ish Strawberry Basil Popsicle Sangria!
Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious sangria…
First, muddle the strawberries and basil together in a pitcher.
Then just add the rest of the ingredients (except for the sparkling water), and chill for about an hour.
Once chilled, pour glasses 2/3 full of sangria mixture, then top off with 1/3 unsweetened berry sparkling water (or champagne).
Now you’re ready to add the popsicle! Woot! I chose Outshine popsicles because they’re made with better ingredients than others. And they’re soooooo tasty.
Just float a popsicle in each glass. It will melt as it sits and that takes this sangria’s yum factor off the charts!!!!
Strawberry Basil Popsicle Sangria
- 10-12 strawberries, quartered
- 4-5 basil leaves
- 6 oz orange juice
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 bottle Pinot Grigio wine
- 1 bottle unsweetened berry flavored sparkling water (or champagne)
- 1 box Outshine strawberry fruit bars
Muddle strawberries and basil leaves together in a pitcher
Add remaining ingredients except for fruit bars
Chill for at least one hour, then stir
Fill a wine glass 2/3 full of sangria, then top off with either the sparkling water or champagne
Float popsicle in glass and enjoy!
Hey! I’m Julie.
I help busy moms feed their families healthy foods in a lot less time.
I’m the founder of Well Fed Families, a mom of three kids who I had over the span of 21 years (I like doing things slowly sometimes), a lover of food, and an 80’s rock fanatic. I also dig jail shows and anything from the 1940s.
As you can tell from the above I’m a little weird. I‘m also a little funny (okay, sometimes a lot funny).
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