Take a moment out of your day to savor this soothing tea made with lemon peel, ginger, and green tea.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
5
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan bring the water, lemon strips, and ginger to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove lemon and ginger.

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  • Place tea bags in a teapot and immediately add simmering lemon-infused water. Cover and let steep 1 to 3 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently.

  • Serve immediately in heatproof glass mugs or cups. If desired, sweeten to taste with sugar substitute and serve with lemon slices.

Tips

Test Kitchen Tip: Remove lemon peel with a vegetable peeler. If necessary, use a sharp knife to scrape off any white pith that remains on the peel, as this can cause bitterness.

For a sugar substitute, choose Splenda Granular.

For a single serving, in a small saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups water, one 2 1/2x1-inch lemon peel strip, and 1 thin slice fresh ginger to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove lemon and ginger. Place 1 green tea bag in a heatproof glass mug or cup and immediately add simmering lemon-infused water. Let steep 1 to 3 minutes. Remove tea bag, squeezing gently. Serve immediately. If desired, sweeten to taste with sugar substitute and serve with a lemon slice. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

Nutrition Facts

3 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; saturated fatg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.9mg 1% DV; potassium 20.6mg 1% DV; sodium 2.9mg.