Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, and is a great beverage choice when you need a little pick-me-up. In this recipe it's steeped with ginger and flavored with orange juice.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and ginger slices. Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard. Stir in orange juice. If desired, remove ginger slices or leave them in for a more intense flavor. Ladle tea into four cups.

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Tips

Tip: If desired, substitute 4 teaspoons loose-leaf green tea for the tea bags. Divide loose tea between two loose tea balls or wrap tea in a double thickness of cheesecloth. Place tea balls or cheesecloth-wrapped tea in the boiling water mixture. Cover and steep as directed. Remove tea as directed.

Nutrition Facts

11 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 2.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 1.3g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 31IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.8mg 13% DV; folate 16.7mcg 4% DV; calcium 1.9mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 9.5mg 3% DV; potassium 124.9mg 4% DV; sodium 7.5mg.