Lightened Up Sparkling Sangria

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Lightened Up Sparkling Sangria

so you can have your wine and drink it too {even when you’re trying to lose a few}

lightened up sparkling sangira



For so many it is a very touchy subject.

One person’s overweight is another persons ideal weight.

We all want  to feel comfortable in our own skin, regardless of size, but is that really possible?

I’ve had weight issues for years, but it wasn’t until after I turned 40 that it became very difficult to lose even a single pound.

I watch what I eat, I exercise at least an hour a day/5 days a week, and still nothing.

Well not nothing, the scale actually started moving the opposite way, talk about discouraging.

But at 20 pounds more than I have ever weighed, I need to do something, and fast.


lighter sparkling sangria


SO the diet plans…

There’s paleo, whole 30, vegetarian/vegan plans, but I know that for me, it has to be something less drastic. I can’t just give up all carbs, or grains, or dairy. This girls loves her cheese.

Don’t even get me started on wine. Most plans leave no room  for alcohol, especially in the first thirty days. Not that I’m a big drinker, but I do enjoy sitting on the deck at the end of the day enjoying a glass of wine with my husband.

Tell me I can’t have it, and I want it that much more, but I know that the calories add up, and I would much rather eat them than drink them.


lighter sparkling sangria


I can’t remember what diet site I was on, but I read through a list of tips to “skinny” the kitchen, and it recommended mixing white wine {the lowest in calories} with sparkling water.

It got my attention, but watered down wine wasn’t totally appealing.

That’s when I decided to make it sangria style.

I added raspberries, lemon slices and lemon thyme from the garden, but the variations are almost endless. I’m thinking peach and basil next.

This lightened up sangria is crisp, refreshing, and basically half the calories of a glass of wine, making a guilt free summer treat.

The longer it sits, the more the fruit flavors will come out, but if not kept sealed tightly, your bubbly will not be as bubbly.


Lightened up Sparkling Sangria



Lightened Up Sparkling Sangria


  • 1 bottle of white wine { a fruity chardonnay was what I used}
  • 1 bottle of San Pellegrino sparkling water
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • a few sprigs of lemon thyme


  • layer the fruit on the bottom of a pitcher
  • pour in the wine and water
  • add the thyme
  • cover tightly if not using right away

Still delicious,just not as sparkling.



Sparkling Sangria lightened up