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

6 Green Tea Recipes To Keep You Refreshed All Year Round


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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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