It’s been hyped-up, gussied up, and put into the spotlight, and all for good reason: Green tea is practically synonymous with the word antioxidant.
The simple, humble drink houses the notable epigallocatechin-3-gallate – a mouthful known in the medical world as EGCG. What’s that, you say? EGCG is a potent compound that is believed to be beneficial in treating and preventing an array of health conditions, including high cholesterol, diabetes, joint health, liver disease, skin health, and many, many different types of cancer.
Knowing all that, tea time seems an obvious choice, right? Since it’s the weekend, we recommend pairing this grassy drink with some raw honey for its immune-boosting properties, grapefruit for added Vitamin C, and Martini Bianco because… YOLO.
Now sit back, relax, and let’s all cheers to our health!
Green Tea + White Grapefruit Refresher
Notes: This recipe is easily multiplied
- 1 cup brewed green tea (brewed according to package directions)
- 1 tsp raw honey
- ⅓ cup fresh-squeezed white grapefruit juice
- 4 ounces Martini Bianco
- Grapefruit twist to garnish, optional
While the tea is still warm, stir in the honey thoroughly so that it dissolves. Next, add the white grapefruit juice and stir to combine. Finally, put in the fridge for several hours to chill.
When ready to drink, fill a tall glass with ice and pour the mixture over it. Top with Martini Bianco and stir to combine. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.