Hot and Healthy Winter Teas
Per Serving: 74 calories, <1g fat, 16g carbs, 2g protein, 0g fiber, 27mg sodium
In large saucepan, place cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Add honey or brown sugar and milk. Bring to simmer. Turn off heat. Add tea bags and steep for 2-5 minutes depending on strength of tea desired. Strain and serve hot. (If you substitute ground dried spices for the whole forms listed above, make sure to add them at the end and not during cooking. Otherwise they will spoil the chai's consistency.)
Fruity Green Tea
Per Serving: 140 calories, 0g fat, 33g carbs, 1g protein, 0g fiber, 35mg sodium
Bring cherry juice to a simmer over medium heat. Add spices. Reduce heat as needed to continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Cover and allow the spices to steep in the juice for 10 minutes. Add tea bags and steep for 2-5 minutes or until steeped to desired strength. Strain and serve hot.
Chamomile-Mint Soother with Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Per Serving: < 1g for all nutrients
In large saucepan, bring water and ginger to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add chamomile and mint. Steep covered, for 10 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon to taste.
Recipes from: www.aicr.org American Institute for Cancer Research Newsletter Winter 2008