Iced tea can be a blessing in the scorching heat. It will keep you healthy and refreshed. Here are 5 easy iced tea recipes shared by nutritionist Gauri Anand for a healthy drinking experience this summer!
Iced tea can do wonders to beat the heat. It is an energizing drink that can be consumed during the summer to keep you hydrated, refreshed, and healthy. Iced tea can also keep you healthy as there are many iced tea recipes that are easy to make to keep your diet balanced.
The tea contains antioxidants and nutrients that are essential for our body. It helps to retain the minerals lost in our body and to keep us hydrated.
Try the following recipes and enjoy a revitalized glass of chilled iced tea in different flavors shared by nutritionist Gauri Anand:
1. Hibiscus ginseng iced tea
Hibiscus ginseng iced tea is a low-calorie, refreshing and rejuvenating tea. It is flavored with hibiscus and ginseng, this tea is a perfect summer drink.
ingredients: 1 teaspoon of ginseng, 1-2 hibiscus flowers, 1 cup of water, ice cubes.
method: Start with a boiling pan. Add water and all the ingredients. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and strain. Let rest in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Serve cold with crushed ice.
2. Mint iced tea
Fresh Mint Iced Tea is a low-calorie, refreshing and rejuvenating tea that you can try in hot summer weather. This mint flavored tea is a refreshing treat.
ingredients: 2 green tea bags, 3-4 mint leaves, 1 cup of water, ice cubes.
method: Take a boiling pan. Add water and soak the green tea bags in it for 2-3 minutes. Now take off the tea bags and add mint leaves. Let rest in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Serve cold with crushed ice.
3. Jasmine and mint iced tea
Slightly sweetened jasmine tea, filled with a classic lemonade with fascinating mint leaves. This jasmine and mint iced tea is ideal for revitalizing the body.
ingredients: 2 green tea bags, 2 jasmine tea bags, fresh mint leaves, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 5 grams of jaggery.
method: Boil the tea bags and mint leaves in boiling (not boiling) water for a few minutes. Now pull out the tea bags and the mint, strain the tea and pour it into a large jug. Then mix it with lemon juice, jaggery and add cold water. Chill until chilled for about 2 hours. Serve with sprigs of mint on ice, if desired.
4. Ginger and orange iced tea
Ginger-orange tea is a blend that provides you with essential nutrients and an amazing taste.
ingredients: 1 green tea bag, 1-2 thinly sliced ginger, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 cup water, crushed ice for serving.
method: Take a pan and boil the water along with the tea bag and ginger slices. Remove from the heat, cover and let the taste steep for a few minutes. Stir in orange juice and serve chilled with crushed ice.
5. Ginger and peach iced tea
This ginger-peach cooler is a very healthy and refreshing drink to sip and provides the body with plenty of nutrients, especially in summer.
ingredients: 20 grams of peaches, 2.5 grams of grated ginger, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, ice for serving.
method: Put the peaches in the saucepan with the ginger. Cook for a few minutes until the peaches crumble and become mushy. Add lime juice and water to adjust the consistency. Mix this mixture in a blender. Fill the glasses and serve with chilled ice.
About the author: Gauri Anand is a clinical nutritionist who specializes in diabetes mellitus.
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