Drinking refreshing homemade iced tea is a healthy way to keep your thirst at bay. Brighten up your springtime sipping with these five healthy iced tea recipes.
Staying hydrated is an essential part of healthy living. Drinking a refreshing iced tea is a great way to mix it up when you're looking for something more exciting than water! Store-bought iced tea is often loaded with unnecessary sugar, and synthetic flavorings and colorants. For a healthier option, try making your own homemade iced tea this spring!
Putting together a jug of deliciously rejuvenating ice tea is quite a simple affair. An easy rule of thumb to keep in mind when coming up with healthy iced tea recipes is fruit + herb + tea. Here are a few three-ingredient healthy iced tea recipe ideas to inspire you.
This recipe is very refreshing and super simple to make. Just the opposite of a long island iced tea recipe. Which does not actually contain a drop of tea, just by the way!
If you prefer a milder tea flavor, remove the tea bags after one hour instead of leaving them to brew overnight.
Coconut water is ideal for hydrating and contains many healthy nutrients. It may help prevent kidney stones, support heart health, and stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics. Coconut water is naturally sweet, which makes it ideal for making iced tea. For this tropically-inspired recipe, simply steep green tea bags in coconut water overnight. Add a few fresh slices of lime, and you have a delicious and healthy ice tea recipe. Add a few slices of ginger and or sprigs of mint for extra flavor!
The sweet and savory combination of basil and strawberry is something untraditional, and delicious! Best of all, it makes for an attractive and refreshing iced tea. Steeping the strawberries in the tea overnight colors the drink to a delightful pink! Simply chop up six to eight strawberries. Place them in a mason jar with a handful of fresh basil leaves and four black tea bags. Cover with water and place in the refrigerator. Allow to steep for a few hours or overnight. Remove the tea bags and basil leaves (if they have discolored) from the tea. Add a few blocks of ice, and your strawberry and basil ice tea is ready to serve.
Combine half a cup of fresh blackberries, six mint leaves, two bags of green tea, and three cups of hot water in a mason jar. Allow it to chill in the refrigerator for three to four hours before drinking.
To mix it up, use red bush tea leaves. The flavor of the red bush (or rooibos) tea pairs well with peaches and ginger. Add four red bush tea bags, one fresh sliced peach, and four coins of fresh ginger to a jug. Fill the jug with cold water and allow it to steep in the refrigerator overnight.