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Sugar free green iced tea recipe

Sugar free green iced tea recipe


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It doesn't get any simpler than pouring chilled green tea over frozen berries for a refreshing sugar free iced tea.

1 person made this

IngredientsServes: 1

  • 80g frozen blueberries
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 475ml chilled green tea

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Place the blueberries and strawberries in a tall glass. Pour the green tea over the berries and stir.

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Reviews in English (16)

by david

I think this foood was very scrumptious and healthy. I made this every night for last two weeks and i feel like a million bucks. It might also have to do with the steroids i took.....-28 Jan 2011

by Jillian

Very refreshing and a nice twist on green tea! I used fresh berries that I froze and added some lemon slices. Great idea!-14 Jun 2010


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Iced Tea: Cutting The Sugar

Celebrate National Iced Tea month this June by stirring up a batch of this summer favorite. We’ll tell you how to sweeten this classic drink without going overboard on sugar.

Think buying a bottle or can of iced tea is the answer? Think again! Many are processed with a laundry list of ingredients and way more sugar than necessary. A 20-fluid ounce bottle of Arizona Iced Tea contains 239 calories and 59 grams of sugar. A 16.9 fluid ounce bottle of Nestle Iced Tea contains 186 calories and 47 grams of sugar – that’s nearly 12 teaspoons!

The powdered mixes aren't great, either. One-and-a-half tablespoons of powdered iced tea mix contain 70 calories and 18 grams of sugar. Plus, the taste isn't great compared to the real thing.

Choose from regular teas like black, white, bitter green tea (link) or more fruity herbal varieties. Once you select your tea, brew, flavor and pour over ice. It’s that easy. If you plan ahead, try cold-brewing your tea for a smoother flavor: Just throw 4 tea bags per quart of water in a pitcher and brew for 8 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

It’s true that tea contains no calories, but they do have compounds called oxalates, which don’t allow your body to absorb bone strengthening calcium. So stick to 1 to 2 cups per day.

With the explosion of various sweeteners on the market, you can get lost in all the choices. Here is a list of some common choices with nutrition info per tablespoon:

  • White sugar: 45 calories, 12 grams sugar
  • Brown sugar: 51 calories, 12 grams sugar
  • Honey: 60 calories, 16 grams sugar
  • Agave syrup: 60 calories, 16 grams sugar
  • Molasses: 70 calories, 14 grams sugar
  • Corn syrup: 60 calories, 5.5 grams sugar
  • Grenadine syrup: 54 calories, 9 grams sugar : 22.5 calories, 6 grams sugar.

It’s important to pay attention to how much sweetener you add, no matter what the source. Aim for (at most) 1 1/2 tablespoons of sweetener per serving, which comes out to about 90 calories per serving. Fruit juice is alternative way to sweeten your tea -- aim for 1/2 cup juice, which has around 60 calories.

If you’re looking to go the artificial sweetener route, here’s the lowdown on common varieties. Just remember, that they too should be consumed in moderation and are not recommended for children.

Fresh fruit like sliced strawberries, star fruit, peach, pineapple or apple slices are sweet add ins, which allows you to cut back on sugar. For a touch of spice, try ginger root or for a cool, refreshing flavor, add mint. Sliced of lemons, limes or oranges add a splash of citrus to your iced tea.

Adults-only iced tea can be spiked with rum, but be aware that 1.5 fluid ounces of liquor (the size of a small shot glass) contains 100 calories. Between the sweeteners and alcohol, the calories can really add up quickly.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby's full bio »


Iced Green Tea with Mint and Lemon

This easy to make iced tea is both delicious and healthy as it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon Zen Green Tea matcha green tea powder

1 teaspoon natural maple syrup

1 Jug water (sparkling, still or tap)

Optional: Mint leaves, apple slices

  1. Pour 1/3 cup of hot water into the matcha and dissolve the powder
  2. Add the teaspoon of maple syrup and stir
  3. Pour mixture into your jug of water
  4. Squeeze the lemons and add into the jug
  5. Serve with ice

Note: Matcha green tea powder is an incredible superfood. It contains the highest level of antioxidants compared to any other natural substance. Ensure you buy from a high quality source as high quality matcha is naturally sweet, vibrant green and has a fine texture.


What&rsquos The Best Sweetener For Iced Tea?

Sweeteners blend more easily in warm tea, so mix them in just after brewing and before you chill it.

Create a simple syrup like we do in the recipe below. Simple syrup is sugar or sweetener that&rsquos been heated and dissolved in water.

How Much Stevia Does It Take To Sweeten A Gallon Of Tea?

The amount of sweetener needed in iced tea varies from person to person, but we like about a cup and a half of sweetener per one gallon of tea. If you aren&rsquot sure, try one cup of Splenda or Stevia and slowly add more till it is sweetened to your taste.

How Many Weight Watchers Points Is Sweet Tea?

This sugar free iced tea recipe is zero Weight Watchers points for all MyWW color plans. That&rsquos right, 0 points for MyWW Green, 0 points for MyWW Blue, and 0 points for MyWW purple.


DUTCH BROS SUGAR FREE DRINKS MENU

The key to make your drinks sugar free at Dutch Bros is that you need to ask the Barista because their sugar-free drinks are very location specific.

For example, some Dutch Brothers locations post “Sugar Free” menu outside and list the most popular drinks.

As for the default sugar free flavors and drinks found on the menu, Dutch Bros sell Cold Brew, Americano, Decaf Ceylon, Earl Grey, Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, Green Tea and Paris Tea at the time of writing this post (January 2021).

  • Blended Sugar Free Coffee 16 oz – 2 shots espresso, 3 scoops of sugar free flavor, 6 oz milk.
  • Blended Sugar Free Coffee 24 oz – 4 shots espresso, 3 scoops of sugar free flavor, 8 oz milk.
  • Blended Sugar Free Double Chocolate Mocha 16 oz – 2 shots espresso, 4 scoops sugar free chocolate sauce, 6 oz milk.
  • Blended Sugar Free Double Chocolate Mocha 24 oz – 4 shots espresso, 4 scoops sugar free chocolate sauce, 8 oz milk.
  • Sugar Free Mocha – 2 scoops sugar free chocolate sauce, non-fat milk.
  • Sugar Free Double Chocolate Mocha – shots espresso, 2 1/4 scoop of sugar free chocolate sauce, 14 oz milk.
  • Sugar Free White Mocha – 2 scoops of sugar free white chocolate, non-fat milk.
  • Sugar Free Cocomo – shots espresso, 1 scoop sugar free chocolate sauce, 1 scoop coconut, 2% milk or replace it with soy, coconut milk or non-fat milk.
  • Sugar Free Caramelizer – shots espresso, 1 scoop sugar free caramel, 1 scoop sugar free chocolate sauce, 2% milk or replace it with soy, coconut milk or non-fat milk.
  • Sugar Free Iced Kicker or Annihilator – 1 scoop sugar free Irish Cream, 1 scoop sugar free Chocolate Macadamia, 9 oz Kick Me Mix.
  • Sugar Free Snickers – shots espresso, 1 scoop sugar free chocolate sauce, 1/2 scoop sugar free caramel, 1/2 scoop hazelnut, 2% milk or replace it with soy, coconut milk or non-fat milk.
  • Sugar Free ER-911 – 6 shots espresso, 1 scoop sugar free Irish Cream, Kick Me Mix.

Why use matcha?

I&rsquove made traditional Matcha tea before and just love it. So, I was excited to give this powder a try in a creamy cold drink.

The weather has been pretty hot the last couple weeks, so it was the perfect time to test out an iced matcha green tea latte recipe. The quick beverage was perfect for hot day!

There&rsquos a lot of other things you can make with matcha powder. You can also add a little to baked goods, low carb smoothies, mixed drinks, keto protein balls, ice cream, yogurt, and so much more!

Have you tried matcha? Do you use it regularly? What&rsquos your favorite way to use it? I haven&rsquot really experimented with the powder much in recipes, but I love to drink traditional hot matcha tea.


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Mint Iced Tea

Add a little extra pizzazz to your plain iced tea with this refreshing recipe from Kitchenability. Chop a fresh batch of mint leaves coarsely before adding them to a pot of boiling water. Turn the heat down to a simmer and stir in some sugar for about 10 minutes. Add in the tea bags and turn off the stove. Allow them to sit until the tea is strong enough for your taste. Remove the tea bags and let the beverage cool down in the fridge. Serve in a tall glass, chilled.


Breaking it down

The main ingredients are relatively simple, but the subtle taste that makes thai tea unique are thanks to a very specific variety of tea and a combination of various Southeast Asian spices.

Thai Tea Leaves

The main ingredient and the star of the show is the thai tea itself. We can&rsquot make this keto thai tea recipe from scratch without authentic Thai tea leaves from Thailand. At the end of the day, Thai tea is simply a green tea varietal (with all those health benefits). However, the unique climate and conditions of northern Thailand give the tea its complex flavor and distinct aroma.

Therefore, the single most important part of this recipe is to use authentic thai tea. The brand we buy is Pantai Norasingh . And, you don&rsquot have to worry about where to buy thai tea. It&rsquos available on Amazon and is very reasonably priced, so there is no reason to skimp on this crucial ingredient!

The Milk

For the milk component, we call on our trusty keto-friendly heavy whipping cream! Since heavy whipping cream contains 0g net carbs, we can add it here to provide that rich, creaminess without any unnecessary sugar.

And while we generally caution that heavy whipping cream can overpower any recipe (still true!), it does quite well here in slightly higher amounts. You can add more or less to taste, gauging by the brilliant light orange color of the tea.

Sweetness

Plenty of recipes use Thai Tea Mix, but those mixes add sugar that you can&rsquot take out. Fortunately, our Thai tea recipe from scratch can fix that (and it&rsquos not that hard!). Plus, since we aren&rsquot using the condensed milk and half-and-half called for in many recipes, we can substitute with keto-friendly sweeteners in our keto thai tea recipe!

Our recommendation for mixing with drinks is NOW Foods BetterStevia , which we use daily and is what we base this recipe off of. Whatever brand you choose, make sure you sweeten to taste, as sweetness and bitterness vary wildly between brands.

NOTE: If you do not use this brand then the amount of sweetener you add will vary and you should add to taste. Traditional Thai teas are very sweet so keep that in mind!

Shaken&hellip or Stirred

When dealing with keto or Bulletproof drinks that contain butter and MCT oil, you need some serious blending power. However, with this Thai Iced Tea, we are just dealing with tea and heavy whipping cream, so there is no need to blend.

Of course, you can simply stir the tea. But since heavy whipping cream is nice and fatty, you can kick it up a notch. If you shake everything together vigorously, you can end up with some really nice frothiness that complements the richness of the drink.

Just a word of caution though&ndash that lustrous orange color is food dye and it can lead to some serious staining. Please be careful!

Our Keto Thai Tea Recipe from scratch!

Without further ado, our keto Thai Tea recipe! Enjoy and let us know what you think!


Questions You May Have

Yes, since the iced tea is made with black tea which contains caffeine.

There are three ways: iced-chilled (the quickest way), hot brewed (making hot tea and cooling it down in the refrigerator), and cold brewed (brewed in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours).

Tea sachets make brewing and clean up easy, and the quality is good. I avoid using tea bags since it contains the lowest quality tea.

Also called iced tea pouches, family-size tea bags are made for 1 or 2 quart pitchers (4 or 8 cups).

When using a high temperature water to brew tea, a lot of tannins are released and that&rsquos what can make the drink cloudy.

Yes! Black tea is what&rsquos used for classic iced tea but feel free to experiment with other types of tea.



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