Green tea is known for its slight caffeination, its soothing abilities, and its nice bittersweet quality. But did you know that green tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can make?
Green tea boosts metabolisms and helps burn fats, thanks to its immense amount of antioxidants. Green tea is proven to lower blood pressure and reduce fat absorption from the intestine — so it’s a great addition to your daily routine if you’re looking to lose a few pounds!
Additionally, green tea contains an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which helps to speed up the recovery of heart cells and fight heart disease.
Here are 3 of the healthiest (and most flavorful) green tea recipes we could create.
Mint Citrus Green Tea
Mint and citrus each add their own health benefits to your green tea. Mint helps with reducing inflammation and aiding in digestion, while citrus huge amounts of vitamin C.
To make, steep citrus slices, freshly harvested mint sprigs, and green tea leaves for 3-4 minutes. Strain and serve with a dollop of natural sweetener!
Lemon Ginger Green Tea
Add ginger to your green tea to optimize the health benefits of your drink. Ginger is good for fighting nausea, aiding in digestion, and more.
Steep the green tea of your choice for 3-4 minutes. Then, add this lemon ginger simple syrup and enjoy hot or iced!
Warm Spiced Green Tea
This green tea recipe is a little more involved to create, but the result is worth it. With cinnamon sticks, ginger, cardamom pods, and honey, it’s a sweet and spicy way to drink your health.
Cardamom is known to lower blood pressure and treat bad breath, while cinnamon is powerfully anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory. This warm spiced green tea recipe harnesses it all!
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