Passion fruit green tea

Passion Fruit Green Tea: A Refreshing Antioxidant Boost

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Looking for a delicious and refreshing way to beat the heat? Look no further than this passion fruit green tea recipe! This drink is perfect for hot summer days, and it’s packed with antioxidants that will help keep you healthy. Plus, it’s easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. It’s actually become my new favorite way to drink green tea. So why not give it a try today?

Passion fruit green tea recipe
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Passion fruit green tea benefits

Is passion fruit green tea good for you? For those who are looking for a delicious and healthy drink, passion fruit green tea is a great option. This tea is made from a combination of green tea leaves and passion fruit pulp, resulting in a refreshing and flavorful beverage.

In addition to being delicious, passion fruit green tea also offers a number of health benefits. Let’s check them out.

Green tea health benefits

Green tea is well-known for its antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

In particular, green tea’s antioxidants and other nutrients can offer a wide range of health benefits. For example, green tea has been shown to:

  • Boost brain function (1)
  • Regulate blood pressure (2)
  • Help prevent cancer (3)

Passion fruit health benefits

Passion fruit flower
A beautiful passion fruit flower growing in my yard

Passion fruit is a delicious and nutritious fruit that provides a variety of health benefits. Passion fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making it an excellent choice for those looking to improve their overall health.

Additionally, passion fruit has anti-inflammatory properties (4), which can help to reduce swelling and pain associated with conditions such as arthritis (5).

Passion fruit is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. It’s fiber content is particularly good for digestive health.

Overall, passion fruit is a healthy food that offers a wide range of benefits. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your health, this fruit is a great option.

What does passion fruit green tea taste like?

This iced tea is perfect for summer days spent lounging in the sun or relaxing in the shade. The passion fruit flavor is light and sweet, with a slightly tart edge that is balanced by the floral notes of green tea. I enjoy it without sweetener, but you can also add a bit of honey or your preferred sweetener if you like.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon for a refreshing twist. Whether you enjoy it hot or cold, passion fruit green tea is sure to become a new favorite.

Ingredients

Passion fruit green tea ingredients

To make this delicious and healthy drink all you need is a few simple ingredients. I use green tea bags for this recipe since I usually have them on hand, but you can use loose leaf green tea if you prefer.

  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Green tea bags or loose leaf green tea
  • Water
  • Sweetener of choice (optional): honey, monk fruit, stevia, non-nutritive sweetener, etc

How to make passion fruit green tea

To make this tea, I used this handy tea maker from Teavana that makes steeping and straining a cinch. I’ve linked a similar one below. But you can also use a regular tea kettle, or whatever you use to prepare tea.

I opened the tea bags for a pronounced tea flavor, but you can steep it in bags if you prefer. If you use loose leaf tea, 1 tsp is enough to steep per serving.

So, all you need to do is steep your tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Avoid steeping for longer since it may taste too bitter.

Once the tea has been steeped, cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Make sure to discard tea bags and/or loose tea leaves before cooling the tea.

Next, cut the passion fruit in halves and scoop out the pulp. I used yellow passion fruit since those are the ones that grow in my yard, but you can use purple too.

Place the pulp in a strainer, and press it with the back of a spoon into a bowl or container, squeezing the juice from the pulp. I like to leave some of the seeds in (they’re edible and contain polyphenols (6), a type of antioxidant), but you can strain them out completely if you want.

Once the tea has cooled, mix it with the passion fruit juice. Serve over ice for a refreshing, antioxidant packed summer drink!

Iced passion fruit green tea
Passion fruit green tea

Passion Fruit Green Tea

Melissa E. Nieves, LND, RD, MPH
Three ingredients is all you need to make this cooling, antioxidant rich Passion Fruit Green Tea. Perfect for staying hydrated during the summer.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2 servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium fresh passion fruits
  • 2 green tea bags or 2 tsp loose leaf green tea
  • 16 oz hot water
  • *sweetener (honey, stevia, monk fruit), to taste *optional

Instructions
 

  • Steep tea in hot water from 3-5 minutes.
  • Cool the tea in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the pulp.
  • Place pulp in a strainer and squeeze out juice with the back of a spoon into a bowl.
  • Once the tea is chilled, mix with passion fruit juice. Sweeten to taste if desired with sweetener of choice. Serve over ice.
Keyword Beverage, Easy Recipe, Healthy Drink, Healthy Recipe, Plant based Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian

Conclusion

So, will you try out this refreshing recipe? It’s definitely something different and perfect for summer. If you love green tea, but are looking for a new flavor to add to your rotation, passion fruit is a great option. And if you’ve never had it before, now is the time to give it a go! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this delicious drink.

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