Green Tea and Mint Cooler
Prep: 5 minutes
24 hours to steep
Apple cider adds natural sweetness to green tea for a healthier, lower carb version of the classic Southern summer drink in this recipe from American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
Green tea is rich in phytochemicals like EGCG, polyphenols that have been shown to protect our DNA from damage and hinder cancer cell growth.
Per serving: 43 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 3 mg sodium.
8 six-inch mint sprigs
4 green tea bags
1-1/3 cups apple cider, refrigerated
4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
4 mint sprigs, for garnish
4 lime wedges, for garnish
- In heatproof pitcher or container, combine mint and tea bags.
- In medium saucepan, heat four cups water until bubbles start to form around edge of pot. If possible, use instant-read thermometer to tell when water is 180 degrees F.
- Pour hot water over mint and tea in pitcher; steep for six minutes.
- Discard tea bags, leaving mint in pitcher, and cool tea to room temperature.
- Cover and refrigerate tea with mint for four to 24 hours.
- Just before serving, add cider and lime juice to chilled tea.
- Pour tea into four tall, narrow glasses. Garnish each glass with mint spring and lime wedge.