Resveratrol: Summer Sangria
There’s something so fun and festive about a good sangria, especially with a few of your favorite girlfriends! Enjoy a healthy girls night in with a pitcher of my Summer Sangria. Not only does it lighten up your intake of alcoholic beverages, but it trades it up for an extra serving of resveratrol. There are so many reasons to trade your traditional sangria recipes with this delicious resveratrol sangria!
Resveratrol is one of my favorite polyphenols not only because it protects the body against inflammation and oxidation that can lead to serious diseases but also because it’s a key player in your beauty arsenal. Resveratrol has antimicrobial properties that protect the skin, but it also has noted antioxidant properties that protect the skin and prevent the formation free radicals, which ultimately mean more wrinkles, fine lines, dryness, and rough skin. In one study, resveratrol benefits include that they showed to be almost 20 times more effective than a pharmaceutical drug used for skin care.
There are many health benefits of red wine. When choosing a wine for your sangria, make sure it’s dry wine so that there is no residual sugar left over from the fermentation process. You should also avoid the traditional fruits that we are used to putting in our sangria to avoid added sugars and carbs. This is such a delicious, keto-friendly alternative.
So, this summer make it a point to enjoy more of this beauty nutrient in your diet. Your options run the gamut from red wine to dark chocolate! Instead of increasing your alcohol intake to get in your daily resveratrol, try layering in resveratrol supplements or tonic to capitalize on the synergy between red wine and this powerful polyphenol. This sangria is fun, tasty and so simple to make – enjoy!
Resveratrol Summer Sangria
Serves = 4
Prep Time = 10 minutes
Contents of 1 capsule of Glow15 Resveratrol 250mg or 2 tsp of a Resveratrol tonic
4 ounces of red wine, such as Malbec
Juice and zest from 1 organic lime
Juice and zest from 1 organic lemon
1 large organic lemon, sliced and pitted
1 large lime, sliced and pitted
4 ounces of sparkling water
1 ounce vodka
3 tablespoons of swerve sugar
Ice (crushed is best)
- In a large pitcher, mix the wine, vodka, lime, and lemon together. Stir in zests from fruit as well as the slices and stir. You can chill in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, add sparkling water and ice to the sangria.
- Stir to combine and serve immediately.