Tea is truly a superfood indeed. Green tea especially. It can lower blood pressure, help prevent cancer and osteoporosis, lower your risk for stroke, promote heart health, possibly even help prevent sunlight damage to skin, i.e. wrinkles and skin cancer.  Berries contain flavonoids that can counter cell damage in the body, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Blueberries contain more disease fighting antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Pomegranates also contain antioxidants and Vitamin C.  Many people find green tea distasteful and are hesitant to include it in their daily diet. Here is a little confection that should help you look forward to having your “cup of tea”.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tea bags of your favorite unflavored green tea (I especially like Adagio’s Green Needle or White Monkey)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup unsweetened 100% blueberry juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preparation:

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and add the tea bags and cinnamon. Let steep for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tea bags.

    Steep tea for 2-3 minutes

  2. Stir in the honey and let sit about 15 minutes or until cool.
  3. Place the blueberry and pomegranate juice in the pan. Stir to combine.

    Mix juices in with the tea and freeze

  4. Pour the mixture into a freezer safe medium size container, cover and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  5. Take the bowl out of the freezer and scrape it with a fork to loosen up all the frozen parts.
  6. Put the container back in the freezer and every hour or two take it out and scrape it again.

    Frozen tea/juice mixture

  7. After doing this for 3 or 4 times the liquid should all be frozen, not solid but nice and slushy.
  8. Spoon into bowls and garnish with another pinch of cinnamon if desired.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 198.5, Cal. from Fat: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 50g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 32g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 30mg, Chol: 0mg

Notes:

For a creamier sorbet try adding 1/4 cup kefir to the liquid mixture before freezing.

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4 Comments

 
  1. Wow - this sounds really interesting. I would love to try this some time.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I love green tea! This sorbet sounds fantastic! And it also seems that it is highly adaptable, which is awesome!

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Tiffany. I love green tea too and this sorbet makes a fun change. Many people like citrus flavored tea and this would work well with orange, lemon and lime juice as well ~Kristy

 
 

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