A few years ago, for some odd reason, I gave up coffee for several months.
During that time I got looking for a pre-workout drink to get me going and keep me hydrated. My Coach and I came up with a recipe for an ice tea.
While coffee has made a welcome return to my life, this is still a great drink for hot summer days in or out of the gym. It is not only refreshing but a great energy booster and chock full of antioxidants.
- 1 mug or pot EACH of (organic) oolong tea, green tea and white tea
- juice of 1/2-1 lemon
- fresh grated ginger (I use at least a 1″ piece – but more if I’m feeling particularly run down)
- 1-2tbsp cinnamon (sometimes I float a fresh cinnamon stick – yummy to chew on later and no “floaties”!)
Add all spices to tea while it is hot to allow them to steep (you may want to pour through a strainer before you serve). If you like it sweetened add stevia to taste. Feel free to add more or less of one ingredient as you find the taste blend you enjoy! Keeps for about 3 days in the fridge.
Having company? Pour over ice and garnish with stevia or mint leaves!