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Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Bursting with antioxidants, this healthy and refreshing Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea is a delicious non-alcoholic drink to celebrate with all summer long!

Healthy & Refreshing WIld Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Pre-summer festivities are already in full swing at Casa Stewart!

The weather Gods blessed us this past weekend with bright blue skies, and perfect mid-70’s temps, so naturally my party loving husband wanted to celebrate outside in the fresh air.

Or, should I say, he wanted to test out the new beer keg he picked up for our outdoor bar. Wink, wink. 

And, naturally, since he bought himself some new beer, I had to purchase something for our summer entertaining, which is how I found myself at Home Goods yesterday buying outdoor plates, new bathroom towels, a bathmat, a super cute Cynthia Rowley elephant shower curtain, a bottle of Greek Olive Oil Dipping Sauce, AND a box of Tazo Zen Green Tea.

Which turned out to be perfect timing for this month’s Recipe ReDux theme…

Showers and celebrations with friends abound this time of year. Show us your healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations.

Healthy & Refreshing WIld Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

And, thus, with brain boosting and antioxidant rich wild blueberries stashed away in my freezer, fresh mint growing in my garden, and anti-inflammatory ground ginger on my spice rack, this deliciously healthy and hydrating, low added sugar Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea was born.

Oh, and not only is it perfect for entertaining, I drank it today, instead of water, when I did my workout, and I have to say, I felt like I had a little more pep 🙂 Give it a try and let me know if it peps up your workout too!

How to Make Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

  1. First you whip up a batch of Wild Blueberry Ginger Simple Syrup, while you brew the tea.
  2. Next, you mix them together, and pour the mixture over ice.
  3. Add some fresh mint and extra wild blueberries to make it extra purty. Oh, and if you really want to go crazy, add a splash of  plain or flavored sparkling water.
  4. Drink up & repeat all Summer long!

Cheers, and happy celebrating!

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Healthy & Refreshing WIld Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea
Healthy & Refreshing Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Bursting with antioxidants, this healthy and refreshing Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea is a delicious non-alcoholic drink to serve all summer long!
3.75 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 7 glasses

Ingredients

  • 7 cups water divided
  • 6 Tazo Zen Green Tea Bags or your favorite mint green tea
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Optional sparkling water & fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Heat 6 cups of water to boiling in tea maker, tea kettle, or pot over the stove. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 5 or more minutes.
  • While water is heating, combine blueberries, remaining 1 cup of water, maple syrup, and ginger in a medium sauce pan. Heat on high until mixture boils, then turn down heat to a gentle boil, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, then carefully pour blueberry mixture into a blender, and blend on high until blueberries are pureed. Strain blueberry mixture into a fine mesh colander placed over a jar, bowl, or liquid measuring cup.
  • Pour hot tea and blueberry mixture into a heat proof pitcher, and place in refrigerator to cool. Alternatively, you may fill up the pitcher with ice first, then pour the tea and blueberry syrup over the ice if you want to serve immediately.
  • To serve: Pour ~ 1 cup blueberry tea into tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh mint if desired, and top off with plain or flavored {mint works nicely} sparkling water.

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverages
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword iced tea
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P.S. Here are some more mocktails, cocktails, and smoothies to enjoy all Summer long!

Healthy & Refreshing WIld Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea
Let’s Chat!

We’ve got lots of festivities coming up this summer including Big Tex’s promotion from middle school, my beautiful Goddaughter’s high school graduation, Mr. Spicy’s birthday and more! I’d love to hear what YOU’RE celebrating this summer!

7 thoughts on “Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea”

  1. Love your trip to Home Goods, sounds like you picked up some excellent goodies!! I literally love this recipe, so simple and so pretty! Heading to TJs tomorrow so will have to pick up some wild blueberries to make this! I didn’t realize it was promotion this year! Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful time and tell Mr Spicy Happy Birthday! I have a feeling Mr CEO is going to want to see that keg of his lol!

  2. So your another Home Goods junkie, lol! I love this ; looks so refreshing. We’re enjoying dining outdoors on the East Coast too! Have a terrific week E.A.

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