I love me a good cocktail. And while I realize that adult beverages aren’t the healthiest thing in the world, I do think we can approach our cocktail fun from a healthier perspective. Maintaining a clean diet doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods and drinks you love entirely, it just means finding a more nutritious substitute for unhealthy ingredients.
For cocktails, the best way to do this is by avoiding sugary mixers and sticking with low-sugar, low-calorie options. Red wine is a great option, as it contains antioxidants and minimal fructose sugar. Liquor such as vodka also contains minimal sugar, so I generally either mix vodka with soda water since it’s calorie-free, or I mix it in a blender with frozen fruit and ice, like in my Watermelon Vodka Slush recipe.
Which brings me to this tasty little frozen mango bellini recipe.
I first discovered frozen bellinis at a restaurant many years ago, where they served the most delicious peach bellinis. I decided to whip up a similar batch with my favorite fruit, mango, and… YUM.
Instead of using bags of store-bought frozen mangoes, I like to slice fresh ripe mangoes into chunks and freeze them myself. They tend to be sweeter that way.
|Frozen Mango Bellini|| |
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
- In a blender, combine frozen mango chunks and champagne and blend until smooth.
- Once blended, pour the mixture into a champagne flute or wine glass.
- Serve with a straw and garnish with a mango slice if desired.