Sparkling lemonade iced tea is a refreshing drink to cool off with as we head into these warmer months. It’s sweetened with Stevia, so you can enjoy a sweet drink without the sugar rush.
I had an amazing weekend with amazing people, and I’m also wicked sore from teaching on Saturday. My biceps are killing me! I guess that’s what two classes full of booty poppin’ and crazy arm movements will do to ya.
Egg scramble with 2 eggs, chicken and salsa + a brown rice tortilla for pinching
Since last week’s lunch date with the Pilot at Create Cafe, I’ve had their sparkling Stevia lemonade on the brain.
It was SO refreshing, not the least bit bitter and tasted like summer in a glass. I guess I have another reason to go their more often…along with the crazy good sweet potato fries with curry aioli.
Sparkling Lemonade Iced Tea
I’ve been wanting to make a new summer drink for a while and thought it would be fun to add a little twist on Create’s version by doing a tea lemonade.
Super refreshing and maybe a little caffeine buzz, plus a dose of antioxidants.
Hope you enjoy <3
- 6-8 bags, tea of choice (I used ginger but black, green or fruity tea would be delicious, too. You want the tea to be STRONG since the sparkling water will dilute it)
- 3 C hot water
- Stevia to taste (or you can use honey if you prefer), optional
- 12 oz sparkling lemon-flavored water (or less sweetener and lemon-flavored Stevia, which is what I did)
- 3 lemons: 2 juiced, 1 sliced
- Add the tea bags to the hot water.
- Sweeten with honey or Stevia to taste.
- Add lemon slices and lemon juice.
- Allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
- Place in the fridge to chill overnight.
- Before serving, add the sparkling water and more sweetener if necessary.
- Drink out of a cute glass 😉
(they’re called Babushkups and stack inside each other! I love them)
*This would also be lovely with some mint or berries mixed in
Looks like a new summer staple. When it’s toasty out, I make sure to hydrate with lots of water – infused with berries and herbs is a fun way to switch it up – and I also love ice cold kombucha and eegee’s in the summer.
Have a great day and I’ll see ya later with my review of the advanced TurboFire DVDs 🙂
Something to read:
–Why you may need to exercise less <—why I always preach the importance of alternating workout intensities