All posts tagged: green tea

Iced Raspberry Green Tea Limeade

Pretty. Refreshing. And pretty refreshing. This unique, naturally pink green tea limeade is the perfect drink for summer – or any other time of year. Now we just need to bring on SUMMER. INGREDIENTS for 2-3 servings: 500ml water 100g fresh or frozen raspberries 60g granulated sugar Zest of one lime 2 bags green tea, or loose leaf green tea in T-sacs Juice of 2-3 limes (depending on size/juiciness) Lime slices and/or fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, raspberries, sugar, and lime zest to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about a minute or so, then remove the pan from heat. Add green tea bags and steep for exactly one minute. Remove tea bags. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 more minutes, and then stir in the fresh lime juice. Add ice to individual glasses and pour over ice to serve. Add lime slices and/or fresh or frozen raspberries …

Winter Proof Ourselves

The days are shorter, the winds have picked up and the air is mild and moist for the time of year. Winter is here and everywhere I go people are sneezing and snuffling. So a better way to fight off colds and germs has set me on a mission during this Twixtmas time. Even though I have had the flu vaccination, my immune system is not at its best, so I do need to keep healthy and ‘snot free’ in the most natural ways. GP and TV presenter, Dr Hilary Jones has developed a 10 point action plan to help winter proof ourselves this season. Dr Hilary says “The degree to which winter impacts negatively on our health and wellbeing is clear. The study found that Brits are three times more likely to say they felt ‘run-down’, tired or fed up over the winter months than they were to feel content with themselves and their health.” Apparently we Brits are twice more likely to reach for chocolate than we are to turn to vitamins, fresh fruit …