Sunday, May 10, 2009

Green Tea Recipes

Looking for some green tea recipes? We all know about the health benefits of green tea. Green tea contains antioxidants, helps with weight loss, boosts our immune systems and helps protect our body from cancer. Warm weather is iced tea time and iced green tea recipes make the perfect healthy summer drink.

If you think green tea can't be delicious, try this cranberry green tea recipe for your next summer get-together.

Cranberry Green Tea Recipe


2 quarts green tea
4 cups ice
1 can frozen cranberry juice concentrate (Cranberry also has immune boosting properties)
1 c orange juice
12 oz soda like Sprite or 7-up
1/3 c sugar


Combine cranberry juice concentrate and orange juice in large pitcher.

Add green iced tea and ice, then mix in sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.

Put green tea drink into the refrigerator until it's thoroughly chilled.

Add soda and more ice just before serving. Garnish with orange slices if desired.

Serves 8 - 10.

Blueberry Green Tea Recipe

This green tea recipes makes a beautiful drink for your next party. Blueberries are on every superfood listing right along with green tea so combine the two and you have a nutritional powerhouse in a glass.


1 c fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 c fresh or frozen strawberries
8 c green tea with ice
1/4 c sugar


Put berries into a blender, leaving out 1/4 c for garnish. Blend until smooth. Add sugar and blend until sugar is dissolved.

Add green tea and ice. Blend briefly to mix.

Pour into glasses and add a few berries to each glass to garnish.

Easy Iced Green Tea Recipe

Did you know that adding citrus to tea increases the body's ability to absorb the antioxidants by up to 20%? Here is a simple iced green tea recipe that adds citrus to your tea.


2 c green tea
1/2 c grapefruit juice
1 tsp honey to sweeten
3 tbs orange juice

Mix all ingredients in a glass and add ice.

Did you know that you can add create green tea recipes for food too? Eating green tea is just as beneficial as creating a green tea drink. Stay tuned for some delicious ways to add green tea to your cooking.

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