CO­CONUT AND GRAPE BELLINI

Diabetic Living - - Drinks -

PREP TIME: 15 MINS

(+ 4 HOURS FREEZ­ING)

SERVES 8 (AS AN OC­CA­SIONAL DRINK)

1 cup pur­ple seed­less grapes 625ml (21/2 cups) co­conut wa­ter 2 Tbsp co­conut flakes, toasted,

finely chopped (see Cook’s Tip) 500ml (2 cups) chilled Nexba Straw­berry & Rasp­berry Flavoured Sparkling Wa­ter

1⁄4 tsp co­conut essence

750ml bot­tle chilled low-joule

sparkling wine

1 Line a small bak­ing tray with bak­ing pa­per. Thread two or three grapes onto each of eight 10cm skew­ers. Freeze for 3-4 hours, or un­til firm.

2 Pour 1 Tbsp of the co­conut wa­ter onto a small plate and spread toasted co­conut onto an­other small plate. Us­ing eight stemmed glasses, dip the rim of each glass in co­conut wa­ter, then into co­conut to coat.

3 Put the sparkling wa­ter, co­conut essence and re­main­ing co­conut wa­ter in a large jug. Pour evenly be­tween pre­pared glasses. Add sparkling wine and grape skew­ers to the glasses. Serve.

COOK’S TIP

To toast the co­conut, place in a small non-stick fry­ing pan. Cook, stir­ring of­ten, over medium heat for 2-3 min­utes, or un­til lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.

NUTRI­TION INFO

PER SERVE 353kJ, protein 1g, to­tal fat 1g (sat. fat 1g), carbs 8g, fi­bre 1g, sodium 63mg

• Carb ex­changes ½

• GI es­ti­mate low

• Gluten free • Lower carb

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