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Ginger Green Tea

What a refreshing drink in the heat. Plus ginger works as an appetite suppressant while it stimulates digestion and other systems. Total win! Cut down that sugar by adding flavor - this recipe has about 1/2 tsp of sugars (2g) for an 8 ounce glass. Not bad for all that yumminess. If the ginger is too strong for you, eliminate the fresh ginger slices and use the tea bags only.
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed. - Nourishment Connection

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 bag green tea
  • 2 bags ginger tea
  • 3 fresh ginger slices (each slice is an 1/8" thick)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. high-quality light agave nectar

Instructions

Boil

  • Put 2 quarts of water and fresh ginger slices into a stainless steel pot.
  • Bring water to a boil.

Steep

  • When the water and fresh ginger come to a boil, remove the heat.
  • Add the tea bags, and cover.
  • Let steep for 20-30 minutes.

Sweeten

  • After the tea steeps, add the agave nectar.
  • If you like it sweeter, increase the agave to 2 TBS. Chill and serve.

Notes

Other flavor ideas: add fresh mint, orange juice, lemon zest, or basil.
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