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Herbal Iced-Tea-nis Help Squash Summer Sugar Cravings

Posted Jun 08 2010 12:00am

Sugar is the one craving women have a hard time overcoming. We crave it because we’re human, we’re tired, overworked, and stressed. Sugar is the only taste preference humans are born with, so know that you’re not alone when chocolate and ice cream call your name late at night!

I’ve discovered a great way to indulge my sugar lovin’ taste buds this summer, that adds only a few calories, lots of taste, and refreshing hydration.

It’s the Watermelon Iced-Tea-ni! With high levels of betacarotene and lycopene, watermelon offers nutritional support for healing as well as a light, sweet flavor. 

Here’s my recipe:

1. Make 4 -6 cups boiling water and add a few herbal tea bags (peppermint, chamomile, lemon verbina, whatever floats your boat)

2. Place the brewing tea in a window or somewhere it can cool for a while, then place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.

3. While the tea is steeping and chilling, cut 2 cups of watermelon cubes, about 2 inches square. Place these cubes on a plate or in a bowl, then freeze.

4. Serve the chilled iced tea with chunks of watermelon “ice cubes” and enjoy!

Happy summer!

Alexandra

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