Take a break from the summer heat with this refreshing and healthy drink. Green tea is rich in phytochemicals like the well-studied compound EGCG. Cell and animal studies show these tea polyphenols may protect our DNA from damage, intervene directly in cancer cell growth, and increase self-destruction of abnormal cells. Adding fragrant mint and fresh lime turns your everyday tea into a revitalizing cooler.
Makes 4 servings (about 12 ounces each).
Per Serving: 43 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 3 mg sodium.
8 (6-inch) mint sprigs
4 green tea bags
1 1/3 cups apple cider, refrigerated
4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
4 mint sprigs, for garnish
4 lime wedges, for garnish
• Mint sprigs
• Green tea bags
• Apple cider
• Lime juice
• Lime wedges
A Something Different Recipe
Developed by Dana Jacobi
Dana Jacobi takes a fresh look at deliciously healthy food. Her Something Different recipes are inspired by local produce, the seasons, and bold ethnic flavors. She is the author of fifteen cookbooks, six for Williams-Sonoma. Cooking Light, O:The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and many other publications have featured her articles. A devoted teacher, her classes feature recipes along with technique, also a frequent subject in her personal blog at danajacobi.com, and in her books. She lives in New York City where she shops its many Greenmarkets and loves exploring the city’s varied neighborhoods. She is also an addicted knitter. View all posts by Dana Jacobi
Photograph by Heather Victoria Photography