Frugal Foodie Mama: Strawberry-Pineapple Sansgria

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Strawberry-Pineapple Sansgria

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I don't know about you all, but I can feel swimsuit season looming ahead.  Don't get me wrong- I am anxious for the warmer weather, the sunshine, the beach vacation just calling my name...
But like everyone else, I have goals and aspirations to look fabulous in my bathing suit & to confidently pull off leg baring flirty summer dresses.
I know I need to work out more.
I know I need to eat healthier & cut down on the sweet treats and the higher calories drinks.
But I am horrible at trying to make and maintain huge, sudden changes in my diet or workouts.  
For me, baby steps are the most successful way for me to make those healthier changes in time for bathing suit season...

Like swapping out the afternoon cookie for a granola bar. 
Or adding a 30 minute workout at home a couple of times a week to my usual gym workouts.
And dropping the high calorie beverages for my new favorite line of low calorie beverages that I discovered at my local Walmart- Four TEN sodas from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

The four TEN Calories sodas come in all your favorites- 7UP, Sunkist, A&W,& Canada Dry!
All the full flavor of their regular counterparts, but without the extra calories.
Just another baby step towards looking fabulous in my swimsuit, folks. ;)

One of my favorite indulgences when the weather turns warmer is a good pitcher of refreshing, fruity sangria.  But traditional sangria has booze and is loaded with calories and goes down entirely too easily.  A recipe for disaster when you are trying to whittle down the waistline.
But I certainly do not want to entirely give up my favorite warm weather beverage, so I created this Strawberry-Pineapple "Sans"gria- sans the alcohol and sans the extra calories, but without sacrificing any of the flavor thanks to 7UP TEN Lemon-Lime soda...
Strawberry-Pineapple "Sans"gria

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: chill time, 4 hours to overnight
Ingredients (8-10 servings)
  • 4 cups of light (low calorie) white grape juice
  • 1 cup of low calorie orange juice
  • 5-6 large strawberries, hulled & halved
  • 1/2 of a fresh pineapple, peeled and cored and then sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 4-5 cups of 7UP TEN Lemon-Lime Soda
In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, pour in the grape juice and orange juice. Add in the sliced strawberries, pineapple, and lime. Give it a stir.
Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Right before serving, pour in the 7UP TEN Lemon-Lime Soda. Give it a stir.
Serve in glasses garnished with strawberries, pineapple wedges, and lime slices, if you wish.

Store any leftover "sans"gria in your fridge for up to 2 days.
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This Strawberry-Pineapple "Sans"gria is so fruity and flavorful and refreshing that you will almost think you are drinking the full calorie version!

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Which baby steps have you been taking in preparation for swimsuit season?
Which of the four TEN Calorie sodas will you be trying first?

And because I always like sharing great deals with you all... 
You can save $0.50 off of the purchase of TWO 2 Liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda. Or if you choose to share that digital coupon via email, Facebook, Twitter (there is a click to share function) you will get brought to a coupon that will get $1.50 off that purchase rather than just $0.50! Just CLICK HERE to get started and snag your coupon now!
**The coupon is available until April 17th, or while supplies last.