Sugar-Free Summer: My favorite drinks to help beat the heat
Here comes summer!
I couldn’t be happier that the summer solstice is just around the corner.
But all that summer outdoor play-time makes a girl thirsty! Rather than overload my body and brain with sugary sweet frappuccino (aka “adult milkshakes”) drinks, I’m making my own SWEET-ISH summer drinks with herbal teas and spices.
If you have sugar cravings like I do, you can help your taste buds get the sweet flavor they love without the sugar by keeping iced herbal teas on hand.
In this picture you see a rooibos with vanilla, chamomile, and mint teas all chilling in the window.
I boil a big pot of water, then steep my favorite flavored teas of the day for a few minutes before pouring them into glass jars.
After the tea cools to room temperature, I’ll put lids on and child them in the fridge for a while before drinking.
My FAVORITE recipe is the Vanilla Rooibos:
Caffeine free, antioxidant rich, and rich in minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron, this red tea is slightly honey flavored without being sweetened.
Steep 1 tablespoon rooibos tea in 2-3 cups hot water. Once the tea is steeped, pour over a freshly cracked vanilla bean and allow the vanilla to flavor the tea. I leave the bean in until I’ve drunk every drop. Vanilla is so strong, you can use the same bean again for tomorrow’s batch!
Vanilla beans can get expensive, but I get them CHEAP in the bulk section of my co-op. For less than $3 I can get 2-4 beans, which is pretty good for the real stuff.
Sugar free teas can’t be beat!
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