The Perfect ‘Punch’ to Refresh and Revive  Including Recipe: ‘Sangria’ Mocktail  Made with Guaraná and Açaí Tea

Traditionally, Spanish (or Portuguese) Sangria is a ‘punch’ made with red wine, water, herbs, spices and fruit—refreshing on a hot summer day.

We have a ‘Sangria’ Mocktail made with Guaraná and Açaí tea and fresh fruit that is not only refreshing but provides the perfect ‘punch’ from the guaraná.

Guaraná is a plant/climbing vine native to the Amazon rainforest and produces clusters of small bright red fruit, the seed of which has been used by indigenous tribes for centuries to help reduce mental fatigue and maintain mental awareness.

Guaraná is an energizing, concentration-boosting superfood, useful for dealing with modern world stressful and demanding lifestyles. The seeds contain naturally-occurring guaranine (a caffeine).

So, why not ‘chill’ with this chilled ‘punch’ that refreshes and revives:

‘Sangria Mocktail
Brew 4 Guaraná and Açaí teabags and leave to cool. Prepare seasonal or traditional sangria fruit, such as oranges, apples, grapes, strawberries, and/or blueberries. Once the tea has cooled, pour the tea into glasses, over ice cubes, add the fruit. Stir and enjoy.
Recipe by Terri Newens

Blog text by Rose Holmes, Nutritionist, BSc, Dip.ION, PGCE, mBANT

September 02, 2022 by Rose Holmes