Cure What Ails You :: Satsuma + Blood Orange Sparkler

It’s been one of those weeks that seem to fly by in the blink of an eye.  Yesterday, much of my diet consisted of granola by the handful.  There wasn’t even time for any milk, much less a spoon.  Granted, it was homemade granola with plenty of sunflower kernels, flax seeds, and flaked coconut, but that doesn’t really make it better.  Sometimes, that’s just how it goes.

Today I’m treating my body with a little more care, hoping it will forgive me for all the neglect the past few days have accumulated.  After reading a recent study about mandarins that piqued my interest, this sparkler, complete with ruby blood orange juice, orange blossom water and tiny bubbles, was crafted.

{Cliff Notes version:  research has found that by drinking 4-6 ounces of Satsuma juice (the equivalent to eating 2-4 fruit) you can get as much relief from cold/allergy symptoms as one antihistamine pill}.  


  • 6 medium Satsuma mandarins, juiced
  • 4 medium blood oranges, juiced, plus a couple thin slices reserved for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon light agave nectar


Combine the Satsuma and blood orange juice with the orange blossom water  and agave and stir until well-combined.  You may have to fish out a few seeds, but I’d recommend  leaving the pulp.

In medium glasses filled with ice, add the citrus juice about 3/4 full.  Finish with sparkling/soda water (or champagne) and gently stir to combine.  Garnish each glass with a thin slice of blood orange + enjoy!

{serves 2-4}


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Oh, do I know those granola days (except for me, it’s usually peanut butter toast passing as dinner..)! The color of this sparkler is GORGEOUS, and I feel healthier just looking at it! 🙂

Oh wow, that is a pretty beverage! I just finished the last of the my mandarins and I look forward to restocking 🙂


Thanks, Kathryn and Nicole. Yes, I’m guilty (gulp) of the peanut butter toast for dinner sometimes, too. 😉

Lovely! (Have you posted a granola recipe here before? I’ll have to check, because now I’d like handfuls of lovely granola for those same moments.)

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