Net Carbs
Prep Time: 120 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1 fruit (2-1/8" dia) Lemon
  • 1 cup Tap Water
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.67 tsp Cloves (Ground)
  • 2 tea bag Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea
  • 2 glass White Zinfandel
  • 5 tbsp Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 12 small (1" dia) Strawberries
  • 0.5 fruit (2" dia) Limes
  • 8 fl oz Club Soda


Use 1 cinnamon stick and whole cloves in this recipe if you have them; 3-5 should be sufficient.
  1. Trim off the end and thinly slice half of the lemon; set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, peel 3 (1 1/2-inch-long) strips of lemon rind off the remaining lemon half and place in a small saucepan. 
  2. Add water, cloves and preferably a cinnamon stick; bring to a simmer and cook, covered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, pressing well to extract tea; discard bags.
  3. Refrigerate tea mixture until well chilled, at least 1 hour. Combine wine and tea mixture in a large pitcher. Stir in sugar substitute to taste. Add strawberries, slices of orange, lime and reserved lemon slices; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 48 hours. 
  4. Just before serving, stir in the club soda. Serve in chilled glasses over ice, spooning in some of the fruit with the sangria.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.