Ingredients: Champagne, Orange juice/Peach Juice
A tasty brunch treat has made the list. Mimosas are champagne and orange juice, and bellinis are champagne and peach juice. We’re moving out of low-cal territory here, but calories aren’t everything.
Champagne: conventional wisdom held that red wine got its nutritional value from the grape skins (which are quickly removed from white wine), but it turns out that white wines have a ton of antioxidants, too—they’re just different antioxidants. Champagne is a sparkling white wine, though it’s liable to be sweet and thus calorie-dense.
Robinson says orange juice contains Vitamin C (immune support, neutralizes free radicals that damage skin cells and tissues), Potassium (plays a role in muscle function and reduces high blood pressure), Folic Acid (important for cell division and healthy red blood cells, Calcium (bone health, reduces high blood pressure, and promotes cardiovascular health), vitamin B6 (new cell production), Thiamin (enzyme catalyst and DNA repair). You can also make mimosas with grapefruit juice, which has similar properties to orange but it’s also known to be a “fat-burner.”
For bellinis, we’re using peach juice. “Each serving contains vitamin C, vitamin A and the B vitamins folate, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin. It also contains the minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium,” according to Robinson.