Discover this Healthy, Delicious Treat
Do you ever experience cravings for a delicious and refreshing snack slightly kicking in? What better way to quench these than by making various uses for one of the most iconic tropical fruits? Pineapples are in peak season between the months of March to July, but you can buy them year round! Embrace the cravings with this delicious and nutrient-packed homemade pineapple tea recipe that is sure to bring you just the right amount of coolness mixed with a healthy dose of nutrients.
What Benefits can Pineapples Offer Us?
Besides being delicious, pineapple iced tea makes for a healthy and nutritious treat. Pineapples are known to have anti-inflammatory and good digestive qualities, antioxidants and immune support, pain-relieving properties, and the power to prevent vision loss. The fruit is also packed with vitamin C, which protects the immune system, and bromelain, a powerful enzyme that has been used in natural medicine for years.
Pineapples are also great in helping your digestive health. Each serving is full of dietary fiber. Together, the fiber and bromelain help your body break down protein, absorb nutrients, and promote gut health. To add even more to these amazing benefits, pineapples are also filled with nutrients such as Manganese, which helps produce energy and antioxidant defenses.
Pineapple Green Tea
Our delicious pineapples aren’t the only ones bringing in all the health benefits. Green tea is also known for having its fair share of wonderful qualities. Tea is known to have certain properties that can help alleviate anxiety and stress. Some evidence also suggests that drinking green tea can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Additionally, Green tea may protect your heart’s health by lowering blood pressure. Some studies have found that drinking green tea may reduce blood pressure significantly, especially in people with a high risk of heart disease.
The mixture of pineapples and green tea is sure to make a super combo that’s both healthy and delicious. Now it’s your turn to try it. This pineapple iced tea recipe is very easy to make! Your first step is to gather all your ingredients. Here is what you will need:
- 4 cups of water
- 10 green tea bags
- 1 cup Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, juiced
- ½ cup sugar (or to taste)
- Ice, to serve
- In a pot/saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
- Pour the sugar in the water, and stir until dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Leave them to steep for about 8-10 minutes.
- Stir in the pineapple juice.
- Place into a pitcher, and allow to cool slightly at room temperature before refrigerating.
- When serving, add ice and enjoy!
It’s as easy as that! If you’re looking for a more creamy treat, try out this Iced Pineapple Matcha Green Tea recipe, done with coconut milk, ginger, pineapple syrup, and matcha, a powdered form of green tea created by grinding dried green tea leaves into a fine powder.
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