Tempted by mulled wine at Christmas? Go on, it’s good for you! Ok, a bottle or two may not be too welcomed by your liver, but a couple of mugs of mulled wine may do you some good! Red wine is well known for the antioxidant resveratrol. Throw in a few spices including cinnamon and star anise and you have yourself an explosion of antioxidants.
To sweeten your mulled wine, coconut sugar is a much healthier option than refined cane sugar as it contains a type of fibre called inulin which may actually slow down your absorption of glucose!
Tip - Keeping the lid on the pan prevents the alcohol from evaporating, but if you want a lower alcoholic drink, cook for a longer time with the lid off!
Juice the orange, removing pips, and add to a large pan.
Add all other ingredients to the pan and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes with a lid.
Pour the mulled wine into a heat proof jug ready to serve.
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