Green Tea Infused Cider With Ginger Slices

Green Tea Infused Cider
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time 15 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 1 serving (119 calories)

Green tea and ginger make for a warm, refreshing antioxidant filled duo. Green tea contains polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechins. Studies on breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer have found that those who drink green tea may have a lower risk of these cancers.

Green tea may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Ginger is equally as medicinal. Ginger's main bioactive component is gingerol, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. This spice has been shown to prevent nausea, as well as morning sickness during pregnancy.

By using a combination of apple cider and water, this keeps the drink from becoming too sweet and carbohydrate filled. If you need the extra calories, you can use all cider and no water.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon peeled fresh ginger slices

Preparation

1. In a small pot on the stove top, warm the water with the green tea bag and apple cider. Add the ginger slices.

2. Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes over medium low heat.

3. Pour into a mug and serve, keeping the ginger slices in the liquid for garnish.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Love the flavor of ginger? Instead of adding ginger slices, finely grate the ginger using a microplane and add it to the simmering liquid.

Add a teaspoon of honey to this delicious tea if you desire an extra boost of sweetness.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Make a big pitcher of this high-nutritive value tea for the week and heat up individual portions in the morning or evening to enjoy. Try it iced and add lemon for a cool and refreshing drink. This beverage will go great with salads and sandwiches, and can even act as that much needed mid-afternoon caffeine fix!

You can also pair this infused-cider with an oat or granola bar for a late-night fiber-filled snack. Or, enjoy it in the morning with your favorite oatmeal for a warm and throat-soothing meal.

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