Rooibos, pomegranate and cinnamon iced tea

Rooibos, pomegranate and cinnamon iced tea

It is important to keep hydrated during hot summer days. But, it is also important to consider the type of drink you choose as these can be loaded with sugar and empty calories. Try this low-calory ice tea recipe for a refreshing, guilt-free drink on hot summer days.

Rooibos, pomegranate and cinnamon iced tea

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 L Water

4 Rooibos tea bags

1 Cinnamon stick

1 Fresh orange, washed

1 Pomegranate

1 sachet Xylitol (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil 2L of water.
  2. Put the tea bags into a large jug or bowl (min 2L), and add the boiling water.
  3. Add the cinnamon stick and orange slices.
  4. Leave the tea to cool to room temperature, or even better, leave to steep overnight.
  5. Strain the tea to remove the teabags, cinnamon and orange
  6. Stir in xylitol to sweeten to taste. I would recommend adding little bits at a time until the desired sweetness is reached.
  7. Add the fresh pomegranate jewels and top up with ice to serve.

8. Serve in large jars for a vintage feel and add some fresh herbs or edible flowers for a fresh summery touch.

Claudine Ryan, Registered Dietitian, RD (SA)

Written by : Claudine Ryan, Registered Dietitian, RD (SA)

Claudine Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Claudine is passionate about people and their health, and enjoys helping others to optimise their health and manage their chronic lifestyle related diseases through sound nutritional therapy and practical advice.