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January 17, 2019
This Superfood Iced Tea comes by its name honestly – it’s super healthy, super easy, and superdelicious!
Despite the fact that there’s no real definition of a “superfood,” I think we all know one when we see one. Kale, quinoa, chia seeds… add them to any dish, and it instantly feels healthier.
I define a superfood as a food that brings wholesome nutrition, vitamins, and multiple proven health benefits. The green tea, berries, and mint in this recipe definitely qualify!
First up, the berries, which are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants – the compounds that protect and repair your cells to help prevent aging and disease. Berries are also fantastic sources of omega-3s and fiber, both of which can do amazing things for your brain and heart health.
As if that wasn’t enough, those same healthy fats and fiber can also help protect your gut and immune system. If you’re looking for a true superfood, berries are the total package! (Just remember to buy organic so you don’t invite pesticides to the party…)
Next, there’s fresh mint. Studies show peppermint is great for your gut health and SIBO (small bacterial overgrowth), in part because of its antibacterial properties. Peppermint can also help with seasonal allergies because it’s a natural antihistamine.
And even the scent of this superfood can do wonders. Research proves that the smell of peppermint can relieve stress and assist with short-term memory. There’s not many foods that can do you good before you even eat them!
And finally, the star of the show: green tea. I admit I’m completely biased, as I drink about 32 ounces of iced unsweetened green tea every day! But that’s because not only is it tasty, it’s also got numerous health benefits.
This refreshing recipe is perfect for summer, and with Pique green tea, berries, and mint, it’s got plenty of superfood goodness to keep you energized!
1Place water and berries in a small saucepan.
2Heat over medium heat until water is steamy and berries begin to break apart.
3Add mint leaves, Pique Tea Crystals, and JJ Virgin Sprinkles; stir until crystals are completely dissolved.
4Pour into large mason jar and refrigerate until chilled.
5Pour into 2 glasses, fill with ice, and enjoy! (You can strain the berries and mint out if you prefer it crystal clear.)