Green tea recipes and ideas perfect for hot summer days
There’s a few things health and fitness lovers almost uniformly love. We’re talking about Greek yogurt, humbly bragging about their personal bests and — yes — green tea.
The health benefits of green tea are numerous. One of the most exciting perks of the ancient tea, though, is it’s metabolism-boosting superpowers. Clinical studies have shown that green tea might help melt fat thanks to the catechins found in it.
Scientific studies have found other wide-ranging benefits of green tea: It might prevent dental cavities; it can help regulate glucose levels in people with diabetes; it can stave off liver disease and a polyphenol found in green tea is linked has anti-cancer properties.Green tea is also said to lower blood pressure, boost your brain power and help relieve stress.
We’ll clink our tea cups to all that good news.
With several warm days between now and the quintessential tea-sipping season that is winter, you might be looking for some refreshing green tea recipes and ideas. Of course there’s iced tea, but here are a few more ideas to incorporate our favorite magic health potion.
Green tea popsicles: With a green tea powder, coconut milk avocados and a couple more ingredients, Kris from the Munchin with Munchkin blog whipped up a creative popsicle. Here’s what she has to say about her recipe: “These popsicles are vegan, gluten-free and contain no refined sugar. That’s a lot more than what most store-bought popsicles can say!” Find her recipe here.
Strawberry green tea cooler: Pour your tea over ice, mix in a teaspoon of strawberry puree and garnish with some mint sprigs. (Never made strawberry puree? Here’s a tutorial, though we recommend cutting the sugar some).
Green tea + citrus: Another go-to, hot day recipe that’s ridiculously easy is a citrus infused, iced green tea drink. Just use a bag of green tea, pour your drink over ice, sweeten it with a spoonful of Agave Nectar or Stevia and then squeeze in some fresh lemon or lime juice.
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