3 Super-Healing Summer Iced Teas

Try one of my delicious, nutritious, and healing iced teas this summer.  Enjoy!

Acai Berry Blast
The acai berry in this tea makes it high in antioxidants.  Antioxidants help protect your body against the effects of aging (yes, wrinkling!) and disease.  The fresh lemon juice gives your body a boost of more than 20 anti-cancer phytonutrients.  I’ll be discussing anti-cancer phytonutrients in an upcoming post.

4 acai berry tea bags (I used Stash Acai Berry Herbal Tea for this recipe)
20 drops of liquid stevia (stevia is an herb that is naturally sweet.  It is the only sweetener that doesn’t raise blood sugar levels)
4-1/2 to 5 cups water, boiled
Juice of 1 lemon
Ice

In a Pyrex container add the acai berry tea bags (with the paper tags removed).  Allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes.  Add the stevia and boiled water.  Fill two large glasses (or 4 small ones) with ice and lemon juice.
Serves 2 to 4


Iced Chai
The almond milk is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium.  The tea and spices have antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar.

˝ cup liquid chai concentrate (I used Tazo Organic Chai Concentrate for this recipe)
1 cup almond milk
Dash freshly-ground nutmeg
4 medium ice cubes
Dash of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients except the cinnamon in a shaker or glass.  Pour into 1 large glass or 2 small glasses to serve and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Serves 1 to 2

Sugar-Free Green Tea Lemonade
There are many great healing properties of green tea, ranging from burning belly fat to warding off cancer.  Read 9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea here.  Fresh lemon juice contains over 20 anti-cancer phytonutrients (more in an upcoming post).

1/4 teaspoon of matcha (green tea powder)
Juice of 1 lemon
6 drops of liquid stevia (stevia is an herb that is naturally sweet.  It is the only sweetener that doesn’t raise blood sugar levels)
2 cups water
Ice

Blend all ingredients except ice in a blender.  Add the ice to 1 or 2 glasses.  Pour green tea lemonade mixture over ice and serve.

Serves 1 to 2

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211 comments

Nancy Gregg
Nancy Gregg10 months ago

sounds delicious

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

SO good!

Elena B.
Elena Bonati3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy3 years ago

Thanks

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Magyar Girl
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanx.