Iced Mint Green Tea with Lime

ee-greenteaGreen tea offers a bounty of health benefits including improved insulin sensitivity. Here’s a refreshing way to enjoy it at any time of year.  But remember, since green tea can boost metabolic rate, for some this is best to be served earlier in the day.

Iced Mint Green Tea  with Lime

Makes 4 – 6 servings

4 green tea bags
2 tablespoons (25 mL) fresh mint
3 cups  (750 mL) boiling water
4-6 fresh lime wedges
honey, to taste

Place tea bags and mint in a heat-proof carafe; pour boiling water over and all to steep for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until serving time. Pour tea over ice cubes. Squeeze in lime juice from wedge and sweeten with honey to taste.

Without honey
Per 6- servings nutritional information:
Calories:  2
Protein:   0 grams
Fat:  0 grams
Saturated Fat:  0 grams
Carbohydrate:   less than 1 gram
Dietary Fibre:  0  grams
Sodium: 1 milligram

With 1 teaspoon/ 5 mL honey
Per 6- servings nutritional information:
Calories:  23
Protein:   0 grams
Fat:  0 grams
Saturated Fat:  0 grams
Carbohydrate:   6 grams
Dietary Fibre:  0  grams
Sodium: 1 milligram

Are you a fan of green tea? Yay or nay?

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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3 Comments on “Iced Mint Green Tea with Lime”

  1. Jennifer Burnham
    July 26, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Thanks for the iced green tea recipe, Rosie, this sounds so good! Right now it’s pouring rain in the maritimes, but once we get another warm sunny day I’ll be making this!
    Jennifer

  2. July 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Hoping for a sunny warm day for you very soon, Jennifer! But I also love iced green tea during the winter before a workout. I don’t add the mint then as my garden is covered in snow.

  3. mvjoyb
    August 5, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    If you like Green Tea, you’ll love this article http://68anda6pack.com/2013/07/30/christmas-coffee-healthy-teas-ing-and-managing-the-munchies/

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