Green tea is considered to be the healthiest beverage in the world. It is packed with powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients that have great effects on the body. A cup of green tea instead of coffee is a perfect way to start your day. It’s a soothing and refreshing beverage that you can drink hot or cold, and it’s a huge metabolism-booster that can help you burn fat fast. So, if you are looking to drop several unwanted pounds, consider including a cup or two of green tea in your everyday diet. While many teas contain antioxidants and vitamins, green tea goes one step further. Not only does green tea help lose weight, it also helps reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. You see, there are many reasons to drink green tea, but you may wonder how to make healthy green tea at home. Here are a few amazingly healthy and tasty green tea recipes to try.
1. Mango Calendula Green Tea
When sweetened with ginger and mango, healthy green tea makes refreshing afternoon beverage or sweet fruity iced tea. Dried calendula flowers are available in any health food store so I think it won’t be difficult to find them. I don’t recommend adding sugar, but if you want to accentuate the fruity flavor, you can add a little bit of it.
- 1 cup (250 mL) of green tea leaves
- 1/2 hard mango
- 2 tbsp of dried calendula flowers, crumbled
- 1 piece of gingerroot
Portion size: 30
Start with peeling mango, then slice mango and gingerroot crosswise into thick slices. Put on racks and let them dry overnight at room temperature. Next, cut mango into long pieces using scissors. Mix together green tea leaves, dried mango, ginger, and calendula and spoon into airtight jar or decorative bag.