Do you like to drink tea?
Though there was a time – fairy recently in fact – that I didn’t consider myself much of a tea drinker. *shoulder shrug*
But now I drink at LEAST 2 cups a day!
And recipes like this one make it such a delicious, yet healthy TREAT!
So if you’re looking for delicious, as well as nutritious, healthy tea recipes, try this one on for size…
Ginger “Oh SNAP” Tea
1 organic green tea bag
1 organic ginger tea bag
1 tsp. blackstrap molasses
dash of cinnamon
(natural) sweetener of choice – I personally use evaporated cane juice but you can use honey, stevia, agave, etc.
1/4 tsp. coconut oil (optional, but adds a delicious, almost kinda “buttery” flavor)
Okay, so first you heat up your water until just under, but not quite boiling. Pour into cup or mug. Steep your tea bags for at least 5 minutes (the longer the better, though) to bring out the flavor and beneficial qualities of the herbs. Add the other ingredients, stir well and enjoy!
This tea is kinda spicy once the ginger kicks in, but it’s SO good and it’s like drinking a… ginger snap! Now this is totally optional, but I happen to sometimes like my tea with cream. So, I found a coconut milk creamer at my local Fred Meyer store and it’s AWESOME!
Here are the benefits of some of the ingredients in this tea recipe:
Green tea – antioxidants, weight loss, lowers bad cholesterol
Ginger tea – improve blood circulation, helps with nausea, antiviral, may help reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness associated with arthritis
Blackstrap molasses – blood builder and restorer (great if you’re anemic); rich in B vitamins, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium; may restore natural hair color
Coconut oil – diabetic friendly – may help lower blood sugar levels, weight loss, improves absorption of calcium and magnesium and therefore aids in bone and dental health
Cinnamon – anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar levels, anti-fungal