The holidays have come and gone, but there’s still something to celebrate this weekend: the first official brunch of the year (your hangover bagel and lox with a can of PBR in bed on January 1 doesn’t really count as brunch). With our New Year’s resolutions still fresh and functioning, how can we partake in brunch guiltlessly, you may ask? Well, this weekend — and maybe for the next few — skip the heavy, calorically dense Bloody Marys and stick to the OG brunch cocktail that started it all: mimosas. Sparkling wine is one of the lowest-calorie drinks out there, running you a mere (approx.) 85 calories per flute. Plus, the splash of OJ is minimally caloric, healthy, and chock full of vitamin C. Who would’ve thought brunch could be so guilt-free?
Obviously, throwing back four or five of these bad boys is a surefire way to sabotage your weight loss resolution, but one simple flute paired with an egg white veggie omelette is actually a healthy, well-balanced way to start your day.
You really can maintain your 2017 goals without skimping on your social calendar. Better yet, host an inaugural 2017 brunch at home with friends; you’ll be able to better control your portions, food and alcohol alike.
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What You’ll Need:
- 3 ounces Champagne
- 3 ounces orange Juice
Combine ingredients in Champagne flute. Enjoy guilt free!