Timaree’s Tropical Splash
This just might be the healthiest beverage on the planet, as the antioxidant levels in your blood will spike within an hour of sipping it! Enjoy it throughout the day!!!
Makes ½ gallon (8 cups) — recipe can easily be doubled to make a gallon.
7 ½ to 8 cups of water (depending on size of pitcher/container)
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks (or pineapple canned in it’s own juice — not syrup)
4 tea bags (look for hibiscus as the first ingredient on the label — Lemon Zinger is a favorite!)
Mint or another favorite herb (basil, rosemary…)
Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher with lid or 64-ounce Mason jar. Refrigerate overnight, remove tea bags in the morning and enjoy. This will keep for several days in the refrigerator, with the fruit flavor intensifying each day.
Recipe inspired by Dr. Michael Greger’s suggestions!
To learn more about tea, read the newspaper article that I wrote which featured this recipe, published in the Lodi News Sentinel.