If you search “thirst quencher” in Google Images, you get a bunch of pics of processed sports drinks. If you look up their ingredients, you see that they are mostly water and sugar (a lot of sugar) and a few little nasty chemicals. Hmm… no thanks. And at that price, double no thanks. I can’t wrap my head around this.
Now google “benefits of green tea”. Pretty awesome, no?
How about googling “benefits of grapefruit”? Over the moon awesome.
Now put them together. This, you guys, is my go-to post-workout thirst quencher and it’s amazing.
I know, this doesn’t qualify as a recipe and certainly doesn’t need an entire post dedicated to it. It’s nothing more than a healthier version of iced tea. I’m not a nutritionist so I won’t even go into all the detailed benefits. But seriously, more people need to be consuming this because this is exactly what your body needs after a workout or when you need a boost of energy and it’s good for your wallet too.
Grapefruit Green Tea Thirst Quencher
Warning: Grapefruit is known to interact with certain medication. If you are taking medication, please consult with a pharmacist beforehand.
- 1 green tea bag
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 grapefruit
- 1-2 tsp honey
- pinch of salt
- Pour boiling water over tea bag in a small glass pitcher or jar. Steep tea for 3-4 minutes and remove tea bag. Stir in honey and salt. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least a few hours (If you didn’t do this step beforehand, just use less water to make the tea and then make up for the rest with ice.)
- When ready to drink, juice grapefruit. I use a manual juicer. One grapefruit gives about 1/2 to 1/3 cup of juice. (I don’t believe in wasting, so I eat the pulp!)
- Combine juice with tea and enjoy!
Note: You can totally experiment with other citrus fruit here as well.