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Feeling draggy? Put some zip in your sip with revitalizing green tea. You’ll benefit from its antioxidant-rich catechins, plus get a mild dose of caffeine and theobromine, the latter of which improves blood flow and lightens your mood without the jitters. Bonus: Tart cherry juice can reduce inflammation and soothe sore muscles.
1. In a small saucepan over high heat, cook thyme leaves and 1 cup of water until water just begins to boil, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add teabags; steep for 4 minutes. Add cherry or cranberry juice, lime juice, and stevia or honey, then transfer into a mug. Garnish with lime and thyme sprig, if desired.
2. Add some spirit Add 1 shot (1.5 oz) almond- or rhubarb-flavored liquor, such as Aperol (154 calories).
Handling and storage:You can serve this beverage hot, or make a double batch to ice the leftovers (sans alcohol) for your next afternoon office break. But don’t reheat, since prolonged heating can damage green tea’s antioxidants.
- Serving Size 1 cup without alcohol
- Calories 97
- Carbohydrate Content 24 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 0 g
- Fiber Content 0 g
- Protein Content 1 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0 g
- Sodium Content 0 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g