It's time to be basic this summer. Everyone is out here buying and making frosé (frozen rosé) and I must admit that I feel left out. I don't typically drink rosé since it tends to be too sugary for me and gives me a headache almost immediately. Sad panda. (Side note - I just tried a rosé gelato today and I didn't get a pesky headache! Which means I'm pretty sure I'll be eating it everyday until October.)
At any rate, I decided I would make my own version of a boozy frozen drink, using my current favorite beverage - red wine! I decided I wanted to use frozen mangoes (because I like them) and frozen cherries (because they are delicious) in my smoothie. Not only will this give our drink a pretty color, but I'm also obsessed obsessed obsessed with cherries. More specifically, I'm obsessed with cherry flavors and not the actual fruit. (Fun fact - I tried to eat one of the frozen cherries as-is and could.not.do.it. It's a texture thing for me.)
Throw mangoes, cherries, yogurt, and red wine into the blender and we're doing fine. I was able to detect a slight hint of the red wine in the drink, which is really all I need. This was so tasty that I'm hell bent on drinking this several times a week until the end of time. I'm not exaggerating.
Cherry Mango Red Wine Smoothie
makes 1 smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries, diced
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1-2 teaspoons Greek yogurt
1) Add all ingredients to a small blender and blend together until it reaches the desired consistency. Enjoy!