Natural Remedy: Strawberry Green Tea Popsicles
Friday I didn’t have an appetite. I figured I ate so much in the previous days that my stomach needed a break. That was not the case. When Saturday rolled around, I didn’t want to get out of the bed; but I had a class project to complete.
I couldn’t go out into the cold air. I stayed home and rested. I made sure that I drank plenty of water & orange juice. I grew bored with the standard vitamin c. I decided to make some popsicles with green tea. I had a different plan for the strawberries; but I didn’t have the energy to make vegan white chocolate covered strawberries. I went ahead and put the strawberries into my feeling better plan.
Choose your favorite green tea. I have a number of green teas in the pantry. For this recipe, I used The Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha Tea.
4 Green Tea Tea Bags
3 or 4 cups of Water (in my opinion less is more)
1 pint of Strawberries (washed with tops cut off & cut each strawberry in 4 pieces)
1/4 cup of Agave Nectar
ONEAdd water to a medium size pot.
TWOBring water to a boil.
THREERemove water from the heat.
FOURAdd 4 tea bags to the pot and 1/4 cup of agave nectar. Stir and allow to cool.
FIVESet a cup of cut strawberries aside.
SIXRemove tea bags from the pot.
SIXAdd the remaining strawberries, and the cooled green tea to the blender. NOTE: Taste the mixture and add additional agave nectar for desired sweetness, if necessary.
SEVENPrepare your popsicle molds per molds’ instructions.
EIGHTAdd cut strawberries to the popsicle molds.
NINEPour in strawberry green tea blended mixture.
TENPlaced filled molds into freezer. It is best to freeze overnight.
If you do not have popsicle molds, fill ice trays, cover with plastic wrap, and place a toothpick in each ice cube mold.
NOTE: You do not have to restrict yourself to green tea or strawberries. Step out on a limb and use whatever fruit and tea combination you like. Have fun with the flavors and enjoy.