Foodie Friday: Sparkling Sant Faux-jito


Sparkling Sant Faux-jito {No sugar added, gluten free, healthy}

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

This week our recipes revolve around the theme “Spring” and I thought what better idea than to feature a healthy drink to jump start all the warm weather that will be coming our way! Sooner than later, I hope! :) 

Recently I was sent samples of Sant to try.  What is it you ask? That’s a good question.  

Sant is a dried superfruit that you can infuse into a fresh beverage.  I actually only heard about it last month when I was contacted about trying it out.  Curious, I agreed to test it and see what the heck it was all about.  

Honestly, I received it not too long after being contacted but it sat in my pantry for a few weeks. Mostly because I was busy and also because I had no idea what the heck to do with it.  While I do enjoy making cocktails and such at home, I’m really no mixologist.  

Mixologist or not, I decided that a spring-like drink would be the perfect way to give it try.  Before choosing flavor combos for my drink I decided it would be a good idea to taste it.  According to their website, it is totally edible in it’s dried form though they warm it can be tart.  I actually didn’t mind it at all, it kind of tasted like a sweet rose petal of sorts which is what inspired me to make this faux-jito! 

Just this past weekend I had guests and we made mojitos with St. Germain liqueur which is a French liqueur flavored with elderflowers.  Since the Sant was similar, I figured it would taste pretty darn amazing in a mojito….or faux-jito in this case. 

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 Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 6-8 pieces of dried Sant
  • 1 cup of sparkling water (like Perrier)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves 
  • 1/4 tsp powdered stevia
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Directions: 

  1. Infuse Sant in a glass of sparkling water for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. While Sant is infusing, muddle mint and stevia in a separate glass then add in lime juice. 
  3. Pour Sant infused sparkling water into glass with the mint and lime juice and stir.
  4. Garnish with a lime and mint. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Just as I suspected, pretty darn amazing! My hubby even tried it and was quite impressed at how great it tasted.  Definitely a bevie I’ll be making again…maybe even with a little rum this time 😉  

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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