Grean Tea Ice Cubes For Chilled Summer Drinks

This green tea recipe is so perfect iced, and it makes so many servings. I love to use it to IMG_20180509_101234make ice cubes, so that I can chill my green tea, with frozen cubes of green tea! You could also add these ice cubes to lemonade or raspberry tea, yum!

Just make the recipe below, chill it and pour it into ice cube trays, and freeze. You’re done!

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  • 16 cups of water
  • 16 organic green tea bags
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey (or vegan preference)

Heat the water to boiling. Remove from the stove top and steep the tea bags for about 4 minutes. Let cool (to warm) for about half an hour and add the lemon and honey. (Completely cool if you are using the tea to make green tea ice cubes!)

Tip: Honey has antibacterial properties and is very healthful for you. Heat damages honey so to reap these benefits, be sure to add honey to warm drinks and dishes, and not hot!

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Honey Lemon Green Tea

No matter your job, where you work, or how active you are, at some point during the day you think to yourself, “I’m a little tired,” or you simply hit a slump.

Then what? I like to have a quick walk or get up and do something else for a bit. Hopefully you choose a healthy and natural way to perk up and don’t automatically grab that energy drink or soda.

lemonsBut for a little bit of a kick, go healthful and natural and try green tea! Not only does this drink increase your metabolism but with the added honey and lemon, it boosts your immune system too.

For one cup, steep a green tea bag and (when warm and NOT hot) add a teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon. A dash of cinnamon is yummy too.

Or you can make a huge batch and keep it in the fridge for an easy to grab and healthy afternoon pick-me-up.

 

Honey Lemon Green TeaIMG_20170425_140115

  • 16 cups of water
  • 16 organic green tea bags
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey (or vegan preference)

Heat the water to boiling. Remove from the stove top and steep the tea bags for about 5 minutes. Let cool (to warm) for about half an hour and add the lemon and honey.

Tip: Honey has antibacterial properties and is very healthful for you. Heat damages honey so to reap these benefits, be sure to add honey to warm drinks dishes and not hot.

Antioxidants for Anti-Aging

Antioxidants boost healthy skin with their wrinkle fighting power. They also combat dull skin and discoloration. For your best look, incorporate these antioxidant filled foods and drinks into your diet.

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Blueberries are full of Vitamin C which is vital in the production of collagen and elastin. Firm up your skin with these delicious berries.

Red_Wine_GlassRed Wine

The antioxidant resveratrol is found in red wine. Resveratrol helps fight fine lines and wrinkles. 5 oz of red wine is a daily indulgence that is practically guilt-free!

Green Tea

Whether flavored or original, green tea is said to be one of the best antioxidant drinks there is. Green tea is packed with antioxidants called polyphenols that fight against free radicals (molecules that destroy healthy skin tissue.) 2-3 cups of green tea each day gives you 240 to 320 milligrams of polyphenols and will maximize your health benefits.

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This morning brew is full of antioxidants too. Drinking coffee increases blood circulation thus promoting healthy skin. Lotions or scrubs with coffee have benefits too such as protecting your skin against UV carcinogens (harsh rays from the sun) and qualities that repair skin tissue.

Along with beta carotene, Vitamins C and A are of the most powerful antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are your ticket to getting these much needed vitamins into your system. Be sure to look for produce in purple, blue, red, yellow and orange hues to maximize the antioxidants you consume.

These are just a few choice favorites packed with antioxidant power. Dark chocolate, fresh thyme and avocados also work to combat wrinkles and smooth your skin. Consume all of these and more to promote and enhance the effects of antioxidants for anti-aging.