Friday 17 August 2012

Iced Green Tea recipe

I like my clients to drink green tea, there's tons of research on the benefits of it and its full of polyphenols which have strong antioxidant properties as well as containing alkaloids such as caffeine.

There have been many claims as to the health benefits of drinking green tea, however the key one's focus around promoting weight loss, increasing hydration and boosting the immune system.

As i'm a big fan of green tea and i like to drink it year round i came up with this recipe (it didn't take me long!) to make it more refreshing during the summer, an iced version that you can make up at night and drink throughout the day.

Here's what you need:

4 green tea bags
sugar free orange cordial
a jug or a protein shaker
an empty 2 litre bottle

boil the kettle and put the green tea bags in to the jug or protein shaker, add the boiled water and leave to cool. once it's cooled add the concentrated mix to an empty 2 litre water bottle, top it up with water and then add a splash of orange cordial to your preferred taste. Put it in the freezer overnight and take it out in the morning to drink through the day.

Here's a pic of what it looks like before you freeze it:

this is not a bottle of piss!
Because of the orange cordial the usual bitter taste you get from green tea is masked and this makes for a very healthy and refreshing alternative to just plain old water. Now if only we had a roasting summer that lasted more than 3 days!

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