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Recipe: Minty-lime ice tea

Updated: 05-01-2008

Dietitian's tip: To prepare brewed tea, heat water to a simmer, remove from heat and add the tea. Generally, steep 1 teaspoon of tea per 1 cup of water. For this recipe, you can use brewed tea that has been cooled or instant tea.


Serves: 1

1 cup freshly brewed unsweetened tea, cooled
2 tablespoons lime juice concentrate
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
5 to 6 ice cubes
Sugar substitute, to taste


In a blender, combine the ice tea, lime juice, mint leaves and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy. Add sugar substitute for desired sweetness.

Pour into a tall chilled glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 12
  • Total carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Total fat: 0 g