Turmeric, lime and iced green tea

 

green tea refreshing drink

This little iced-tea is the perfect refreshing drink for a warm summer day.

It was the welcome drink for a yoga retreat in southern Spain I’ ve catered with my friend. It was served with an amazingly fragrant giant jasmine flower on a champagne glass for added elegance! So heavenly, just imagine smelling the aroma of the jasmine with each sip. In aromatherapy, jasmine is used for its aphrodisiac and mood-boosting property!

It is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, in the form of catechins, curcuminoid, vitamin C and ginger, leaving you feeling refreshed and nourished in style ๐Ÿ™‚ Furthermore, it has some blood sugar balancing benefits with the addition of cinnamon and cardamon, helping you to feel satisfied without the need to reach for a sugar fix.

For the recipe you’ll need:

  • 1tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 cardamon pods
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper ( potentiating greatly the absorption of turmeric )
  • 1 green tea sachet
  • the juice of one lime
  • optional honey

Now what?

  • In a pan boil 600ml of water and your spices, simmer gently for 10 mn.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add your green tea, let it infuse for 5mn
  • strain the mixture
  • Add the lime juice
  • Add optional honey to taste
  • Serve very chilled

 

Sit back and relax x

A big Thank you to Daniela at Beets pulse and thyme for the picture

 

 

 

 

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