2016 has certainly blessed us with an abundance of sunshine hours thus far, and Summer (albeit an El Niño one!) means spending time with friends and family and getting creative in the kitchen as we share these lazy days together.
If you’re looking for something a little bit delicious to help you stay hydrated this Summer – or to wow your visitors – I’ve come up with three super easy ways to enjoy Healtheries Iced Tea, a refreshing alternative to sugary juices and soft drinks that’s caffeine free and 99% sugar free! Kid friendly? My boys can’t get enough, but aside from being my new fridge staple, Iced Teas can be dressed to impress and make the perfect anytime pick-me-up or a healthy alternative to wine-o’clock!
Now where are my paper umbrellas?
Apple & Blueberry Iced Tea Slushies
The boys both received Chill Factor Slushy Makers for Christmas so I was excited to try out a healthy, more adult-friendly version than the varieties we’d been experimenting with so far. I brewed 1 cup of Apple & Blueberry Iced Tea using chilled water, squished up my slushy and served it with apple slices and giant, fresh blueberries. Ah-maze-ing. Forget about reaching for the Magnums this summer, your waistlines will thank me I promise!
Sparkling Iced Tea
Bubbles make everything a little bit special right? I love this combo of soda water made at home in my SodaStream plus Healtheries Lemon & Lime Iced Tea with lemon and kiwi fruit slices. This just tastes like Summer and is the ultimate thirst quencher. One thing I love about these iced tea varieties is that the flavours get better and better the longer you let them steep – as opposed to getting stronger and stronger and more tea-ish (sp?). I’m not a fan of traditional tea at all, Iced, Fruit and Green teas are all I will drink so having some new tea options that I love makes me so happy!
Iced Tea en Masse!
Because they are caffeine free and 99% sugar free, Healtheries Iced Teas are a perfect option for the entire family. Nixon and Ethan both love all three varieties and even more so when I have them ready and waiting in the fridge!
This morning I made 2 cups of each flavour, spent 5 minutes chopping some fruit and popped our teas in the fridge so we were all prepared for our day with easy, healthy and freaking gorgeously-good drinks ready to enjoy when we needed them!
Try this: I keep frozen mango cubes in the freezer for smoothies so added some chunks to the Peach and Mango variety along with some chopped peaches and crunchy apple slices. I left the tea bags in the mason jars and the flavours were beautiful! (If you’re looking for cute mason jar mugs, try your local dollar store, Kmart or the Warehouse).
I really struggle to drink enough water but the flavours of this new range are so, so good I feel like I’ve got a new lease on hydration this summer! Try popping a tea bag in a drink bottle with some chilled water before you head out for the day or off to work – I guarantee you’ll be hitting your water goals in no time!
Healtheries Iced Teas come in three delicious flavours: Peach & Mango, Lemon & Lime and Apple & Blueberry. Available in supermarkets nationwide RRP$3.99. Find out more information at http://www.healtheries.co.nz
If you would like to win ALL 3 delicious Healtheries Iced Tea varieties, just leave a comment below! Winner drawn 28/2/16. NZ residents only.