6 Green Tea Recipes To Keep You Refreshed All Year Round

03/08/2015 5:35 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

When it comes to healthy drinking, green tea has some pretty awesome benefits for those left shaken by this recent post on Coca-Cola's effects on the human body:

Read: How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

It's not always the yummiest option. However, you can give your healthy cuppa a refreshing makeover with these easy to make refreshing green-tea recipes by chef, mixologist and trainer Arina Suchde for Lipton tea.

  • Berry Smoothie
    Ingredients: 1 cup of green tea (cooled) ¼ cup low-fat yoghurt ¼ cup mixed frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, mulberry, blackberry) Method: Blend all ingredients in a blender till smooth. Serve in a short glass with a straw and a few chopped berries. Prep time: 5-7 minutes Serves 2
  • Hot Tea Cider
    Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup apple juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise 2 cloves 2 tea bags (green tea) 2 lemon slices Method: Add water, apple juice, cinnamon stick, star aniseand cloves to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Steep green tea bags in the mixture for 2 minutes. Serve warm in tea cups and garnish with lemon slices. Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 2
  • Green Tea Mojito
    Ingredients: ½ teaspoon honey ¼ cucumber (small dice) 1 lemon (cut into 4 wedges) 4-5 fresh mint leaves crushed ice 1 cup of green tea (cooled) soda to top Method: In a tall glass, add honey, cucumber, lemon and mint. Fill the glass half way with crushed ice and pour the cooled green tea over it. Top with chilled soda. Serve with a straw. Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 1
  • Lemon And Raw Mango Granita
    Ingredients: 1 large or 2 medium raw mangoes 2 cups of green tea (cooled) ½ tsp roasted cumin powder Few drops of Tabasco sauce 1 cup crushed ice Method: Boil the raw mango in water till soft (about 10 minutes); remove skin and keep aside to cool. Once cooled, the mango is de-seeded, cut into chunks and the pit is discarded. Add all ingredients to blender and blend till smooth. Serve in a margarita glass, and garnish with a slice of raw mango on the rim. Prep time: 15 minutes Serves 2
  • Fruit Tea Popsicles
    Ingredients: 1 cup of green tea (cooled) 30 ml orange juice 30 ml pineapple juice 10 ml lemon juice ¼ cup of chopped assorted seasonal fruits (grapes, plum, orange, mango, kiwi, strawberry) Method: Mix all ingredients, pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for a few hours. Alternatively this fruity mix can just be served in a tall glass with ice as a drink. Prep time: 10 minutes (plus freezing time) Serves 1
  • Pomegranate Marteani
    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds 10 ml lemon juice 5-6 ginger juliennes Ice cubes 1 cup green tea (cooled) 60 ml pomegranate juice 1 sprig of tulsi for garnish Method: In a cocktail shaker, muddle pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and ginger. Fill the shaker with ice, and add the green tea, pomegranate juice and honey. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with tulsi leaf. Prep time: 5 minutes Serves 2

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