More and more people are becoming more aware of their health, and one of the things they put into their health and fitness regimen is green tea lemonade. This is one of the many beverages that are gaining in popularity as of late, especially for health-conscious individuals. Aside from the fact that it tastes good, and it is absolutely refreshing, it is quite simple to make. As an added bonus, it can even assist in weight loss. If you’re curious on how you can make this marvel of a beverage, then read on.
Making Green Tea Lemonade for Weight Loss
The first thing you will have to do in order to enjoy the benefits of green tea lemonade is to gather the ingredients to make the beverage. You will need 2 cups of water, a green tea bag, 2 to 3 teaspoons of honey, lemon zest and juice from 1 lemon, and a half-inch cinnamon stick.
To start with the process, put the 2 cups of water in a pan. Then gently scrape the zest off of the lemon using a zester. If you don’t have one, you can use a grater or a sharp paring knife. Add the zest into the boiling water. Do make sure that the lemon used when making the green tea lemonade beverage is thoroughly washed first.
Once you’ve added in the zest, add a small piece of cinnamon stick into the mixture. Cover the top of the pan and allow the water to boil. When the water in the pan is already boiling, you can turn off the heat. Then put 1 green tea bag into the hot water. Cover the pan once more and let the mixture steep for 3 to 5 more minutes. After that, set the tea aside on a kitchen countertop to cool down.
Don’t just immediately pour the mixture into your favorite tea cup; strain the zest off of the liquid first. Afterwards, add the juice of 1 lemon into the prepared tea and then add 2 teaspoons of organic honey into the mixture. Stir gently afterwards.
If you like your green tea lemonade hot, then you can drink it immediately at this point. However, if you like your tea cold (to combat the warm summer weather), then put it in the refrigerator first for it to cool down. When taking it out, add in some ice cubes to it for an added refreshing experience. All you have to do next is to enjoy your tasty drink with weight loss benefits.