In the kitchen with Kelley: Powerful, peachy green tea cooler

During my latest trip to the farmers market I grabbed a huge basket of peaches. An older neighbor of mine said they should be just about perfect now — juicy and ripe — and I’ve been waiting for this moment all summer.

Of course I’ll make a chutney, but the first thing I did was use them to sweeten up a tall cold glass of green tea in this peachy green tea cooler.  You are probably well aware of green tea’s nutritional benefits as a source of powerful antioxidants (vital for fending off a free-radical attack), but peaches don’t slack in health benefits either…

Peaches are rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus (the good kind), zinc and copper (speaking of, are you aware of copper’s fat-burning secret?).

But I’ll be honest… this just tastes so good and refreshing, the health benefits are just icing on the cake.

Peachy green tea cooler
 
Ingredients
  • 6 green tea teabags
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 3 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • Honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • A couple of sprigs fresh mint or basil
Instructions
  1. Bring 6 cups cold water to a boil.
  2. Place teabags and sliced peaches in a saucepan. Pour boiling water over the peaches and teabags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea into a heat-safe pitcher and reserve the peaches in another container to place in the refrigerator. Stir in honey and lemon juice to taste into the tea.
  4. Allow tea to cool, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  5. To serve: Fill tall glasses with ice, place a few chilled peach slices in each glass, pour chilled tea over the peaches and top with a sprig of mint or basil.

Editor’s note: You might also like cherry lime rooibos tea cooler.

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Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-chiarello/peachy-green-tea-cooler-recipe.html

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Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.