Ruby Red Mimosa Smoothie

Start to finish: 5 minutes
Impresses: 2

Kefir is sometimes called the champagne of dairy because of its natural effervescent qualities (thanks to the gut-friendly probiotics), so it’s a natural pairing for brunch mimosas. Add this to your repertoire for summer entertaining and impress guests with this creative take on a classic.

Ingredients
1    cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1    cup vanilla kefir
1    cup sweet champagne
    Navel or Cara Cara
    orange slices (for garnish)

Method
Mix the ruby red grapefruit juice and kefir in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake 10 to 15 seconds to combine.

Pour into two champagne flutes, distributing the mixture evenly.

Top with champagne and garnish with orange slices if desired.

Notes:
Kefir is sold in the dairy aisle. 

May substitute a dry champagne for a less sweet version.

Other juice suggestions: pomegranate juice, cranberry juice or berry-grape juice blend.