It has been a few days since Christmas, and I am wondering if most people are officially “sweeted” out. Ya know, over the cookies, cakes, and pies you have inevitably consumed since Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, I might not be quite there but I sure am close. So this is where this Mariano’s orange sorbet mimosa recipe stepped in.
I realize that the New Year always brings a chance to change our habits and get back in the saddle with a healthier lifestyle. While you may see some calorie and carb-laden desserts on this blog, I do love to switch it up and share desserts that won’t kill your diets or make you regret enjoying life just a bit. In fact, I plan to share a lot of healthier desserts early next year, starting with this one featuring Mariano’s new healthy key, along with doing a three day juice fast (Yep I just wrote it and am already scared to death!).
So with New Year’s Eve coming right around the corner, I knew that an idea for something healthy and delicious to enjoy during your countdown would be perfect so I turned to Mariano’s for help. Mariano’s has a new health key system which is just incredible!
The health key is the perfect way to stay on track. I was able to check out labels for organic, gluten free, sugar free, lean, vegan and more and know exactly what I was getting myself into before heading to check out. To learn more about the health key and Mariano’s other new ventures, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. I was quite impressed as I made my way through the grocery store and saw the unlimited options awaiting me. I picked up some organic honey, agave nectar, a few beautiful oranges, some sparkling champagne and some other groceries and was on my way.
|iPhone shot inside Mariano’s South Loop|
|iPhone shots in Mariano’s South Loop|
This sorbet mixture took me less than five minutes to throw together, and it was in my ice cream maker before I knew it. Once it was frozen, I simply added scoops to my glasses and poured a sparkling wine over it and voila, I was ready to get the party started.
So Cheers to a New Start and a New Year! And with a little help from Mariano’s, you can stay healthy and still stay sweet!
- 2 cups fresh orange juice (I used a fresh citrus blend juice that Mariano's had in their juice and smoothie section! So delish!)
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup honey or agave nectar to taste
- Sparkling Wine or Sparkling Cider
- Stir together orange juice, water and honey to blend together.
- Freeze the sorbet in your ice cream maker or in a dish in your freezer.
- Scoop out sorbet into champagne glasses and add sparkling wine or cider to sorbet and enjoy!