Green Tea with a Little Zing
Green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks due to high amounts of antioxidants. The natural chemicals called polyphenols give green tea its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.
This recipe combines the health of green tea and the yummy zing of ginger.
I absolutely love the taste of ginger! Not only does it have a zesty or spicy flavor, but it also has many health benefits. It’s a great reliever of “stomach problems,” such as motion sickness, morning sickness, upset stomach, gas, and nausea. Other great benefits include:
Reduction of pain and inflammation, especially for arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps
Prevention of colds
Inhibitor of certain bacteria, such as Salmonella
Reduction of intestinal spasms
Possible prevention of stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
Try this recipe and let us know what you think below in the comments section.
8 green tea bags
3 inches ginger root, peeled
Juice of 5 limes
32 ounces of water for boiling
Additional water to taste
Stevia liquid (if desired)
Boil 32 ounces of water in a pot.
Pour 1/2 of the water into a Vitamix with the ginger and blend for 20 seconds.
Add the ginger water back to the pot and steep the green tea bags for 15 minutes.
In a 64-oz container, combine the steeped green tea and lime juice.
Add additional water if needed to your taste.
Pour over ice and sweeten with Stevia (if desired).