Planning a Fall gathering? This Orange Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect beverage to celebrate Autumn! It’s made with only a few simple ingredients, but packs a ton of flavor! We prefer to make our own drinks instead of buying mixes from the store because some of those can be full of added sugar and other unwanted ingredients. This drink is sweetened with Limoneira oranges and 100% apple juice.
Health Benefits of Sangria Ingredients
Apples contain prebiotic fiber, which is beneficial for feeding your “good” gut bacteria and helping your microbiome thrive! While apple juice has fiber removed, it still contains antioxidants! These plant compounds are incredible at protecting cells from harmful free radicals, which may lead to chronic diseases over time.
Cinnamon may contain anti-inflammatory properties which could lower your risk of certain diseases. It also may lower blood sugar levels and even delay gastric emptying. Cinnamon has even been used to fight certain bacterial and fungal infections.
Cloves are a rich source of manganese! This is important for forming connective tissue in the body, blood clotting and plays a role in blood sugar regulation. Cloves may also help with stopping the growth of bacteria, which may be beneficial for oral health.
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Orange Apple Cider SangriaPrint Recipe
- 2 Limoneira navel oranges
- 32 oz. apple juice
- 1 bottle cabernet
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tbsp whole cloves
- 5 whole star anise
- Start by slicing oranges (save a couple for the end).
- Add orange slices into a saucepan with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and apple juice.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain mixture and then chill.
- In a large pitcher, add the rest of the saved sliced oranges, pour in chilled mixture and entire bottle of cabernet.
- Stir to combine and enjoy!
If you love this recipe, see below for more refreshing drink recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominantly plant-based.
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