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Brew Anti-Oxidants While You Sleep

Fit in a Year - Week 21

By: Ann-Marie Giglio
Co-Publisher, On the Gay Horizon
 

Everyone's heard by now that we need to add anti-oxidants to our diets.  Especially since we've all been exercising and moving more!
 
Here's a very easy, very summery way to do this.
Brew ice tea.
Wait--I know--you haven't time.  But what if I told you it's possible to do this without boiling the water, waiting for it to cool, and then diluting it with ice?

Try this:  before you go to bed tonight, take a glass pitcher, fill it with about 1 1/2 - 2 quarts of filtered, room temperature water.  Add about 2 tablespoons of loose tea or a few tea bags which add up to approximately 2 tablespoons.  Stir.  Put it into the refrigerator.  Go to bed.

In the morning, remove the pitcher, strain, and enjoy!  I'm really lazy, so I only strain it into the glass as I use it, rather than strain the entire pitcher every morning.  So far, no harm done.

This works with virtually any tea or infusion.  This week, I've made jasmine, green, ceylon, mint, and a ceylon/mint blend.  The tea is smooth and refreshing, very different from the hot brewed flavor.

Try it!  And let me know how you like it.

 

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