Diabetic Cooking

Mint-Green Tea Coolers



  • 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


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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