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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea - Comfort That Tiny Tummy

Not the Queen's Tea

Perhaps you, like me, enjoyed the July 4th food and festivities more than your little tummy pouch could appreciate and you've got a tummy ache or grumpy pouch. It happens this time of year when picnic tables are filled with rich foods, spicy sauces, and seasonal abundance. If you are still feeling blue from the red-white-blue revelry give this simple tea recipe a try and baby that tender pouch. I'm icing-up my glass right now. Cheers!

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea!

There is a certain clean feeling that comes from drinking tea - I think if you are not already including green tea in your healthy weight management plan that once you do, you'll be hooked. Give it a try! Herbal tea counts towards water intake and provides many health benefits.

2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
6 green tea bags
juice of 1 lemon
low-calorie sweetener of choice, to taste

Directions: Add water, ground ginger, and lemon peel to medium saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to where it sustains a gentle boil and cook for about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add the green tea bags. Steep this tea mixture for 10 minutes, stirring or dunking the bags often.
Remove tea bags and stir lemon juice into the tea liquid. Cover and refrigerator for up to 1 to 2 weeks.To make a cup of iced tea, pour 1/4 cup of the concentrated tea mixture into a tall glass and stir in 3/4 cup of cold water, add sweetener as desired.  Add ice cubes and enjoy!

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