Food / 28.11.2016

Healthier cocktails: peach and chia Bellini recipe

By Francesca Specter
You'll be peachy keen on this nutrient-packed Bellini

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‘Ilove a Bellini made with fresh peaches. This version contains tiny little chia seeds, which pack a powerful nutritional punch. They contain loads of antioxidants, fibre, protein and omega-3s. Peaches provide a natural sweetness along with more antioxidants and vitamins.’ – Nicole Herft, author of The Healthy Hedonist.

Serves 2
80g ripe yellow peach, skin removed
15ml agave nectar
20ml Aperol
2 teaspoons white chia seeds
250ml prosecco
Thin wedges of ripe yellow peaches, to garnish

1 Place the peach into a mini food processor or blender along with the agave nectar and Aperol. Blend until smooth.
2 Transfer the purée to a small bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Leave the chia seeds to swell for about 5 minutes.
3 Divide the peach mixture between the glasses. Half-fill each glass with prosecco and mix well to distribute the peach purée with the prosecco.
4 Top with the remaining prosecco and garnish with a peach wedge.

The Healthy Hedonist by Nicole Herft, published by Kyle Books, priced at £9.99, photography by Nassima Rothacker.

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