Refreshing Summer Treat: DIY Iced Herbal Chai Recipe

Refresh and Revitalize with Iced Herbal Chai on the OPA Nutrition Podcast

Episode Overview

In this episode of the OPA Nutrition Podcast, we explore the delightful world of Iced Herbal Chai, a beverage that combines the invigorating qualities of herbal tea with the refreshing coolness of an iced drink. This episode is dedicated to those seeking a tasty yet health-conscious addition to their liquid diet. Discover how this carefully crafted drink not only tantalizes the taste buds but also supports a journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

Crafting Your Chilled Beverage

Ingredients and Preparation

To create your own Iced Herbal Chai, you will need 2 cups of filtered water, 2 bags of Herbal Chai Tea, 1 teaspoon of honey (or a vegan substitute such as stevia or agave syrup), a handful of fresh mint leaves, ice cubes, and a cinnamon stick for garnish. Begin by boiling the filtered water in a pot, then steep the Herbal Chai Tea bags for 5-8 minutes on a reduced heat. Remove the tea bags and dissolve the honey into the brewed tea. Allow the mixture to cool before refrigerating it for about an hour. When chilled, serve the Iced Herbal Chai over ice cubes, garnished with mint leaves and a cinnamon stick, for a truly refreshing experience.

Cooking Time & Servings

The entire process, including preparation and chilling, takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. This recipe yields two cups of satisfying Iced Herbal Chai, perfect for a leisurely afternoon or a relaxing evening.

Nutritional Insights

Health Benefits

Iced Herbal Chai is an excellent choice for those on a liquid diet, offering more than just a pleasing flavor. Each serving contains about 30 calories and is loaded with antioxidants that contribute to overall health and wellness. With no fat, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein per serving, this drink is both nourishing and low in calories, making it an ideal choice for health-conscious individuals.

Listener Engagement

Tips and Tricks

For those who enjoy a more complex flavor profile, consider adding slices of ginger or cardamom pods during the boiling phase. If you prefer a creamier texture, a splash of almond milk or any non-dairy milk can be added to the chai. It is crucial to chill the chai thoroughly before serving to enhance its refreshing qualities.

Wrapping It Up

As we conclude this episode, we invite you to try making this Iced Herbal Chai at home and experience its cooling and soothing effects first-hand. Whether you are looking to enrich your liquid diet or simply enjoy a deliciously healthy beverage, Iced Herbal Chai offers a perfect blend of flavor and nourishment. Don’t forget to share your experiences and custom versions on social media—we look forward to celebrating your culinary creations and hearing how this delightful drink has enhanced your health and hydration.

Blog Post:

Enjoyed our discussion on today’s recipe? Make sure to visit our blog post titled Refreshing Summer Treat: DIY Iced Herbal Chai Recipe. There you’ll find detailed instructions and extra tips, along with a step-by-step guide and additional insights to help you enhance your cooking skills.

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