Diabetic Cooking

Mint-Green Tea Coolers

With the mercury rising during the dog days of summer, staying hydrated is more important than ever. If you’ve had enough of plain water, why not mix things up with these flavorful and low-carb coolers? Combining green tea, ginger, mint and lime, they’re the perfect refreshment for a hot day.

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Ingredients

  • 2 bags green tea
  • 4 thin slices fresh ginger (about 1 inch)
  • 7 or 8 large fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Directions

Place tea bags, ginger, and mint leaves in teapot or 2-cup heatproof measuring cup. Add boiling water; steep 4 minutes. Remove tea bags, ginger and mint leaves; discard. Cool tea to room temperature.

Pour 1 cup crushed ice into each of two tall glasses. Divide tea between glasses.

Tip: Squeeze a lime wedge (about 1/8 of a lime) into each cooler before serving.

Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 3 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Fiber: 1 g


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