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Food Friday –  Our riders' favourite iced tea recipes

Food Friday – Our riders' favourite iced tea recipes

Nothing is more refreshing than some iced tea on a hot, summer day. In this Food Friday, we explain the difference in nutritional value between regular iced tea and the homemade version. Moreover, we provide you with tips and tricks to make homemade iced tea (which is easier than you might believe)!

Iced tea is considered as a healthy drink, because of the low amount of calories compared to other soda. This is indeed important if you want to control your calorie intake for weight purposes, but don't forget it is still categorized as soda. Just as other types of soda, regular iced tea has a high dose of carbohydrates (sugar). Our riders need to consume carbohydrates and so do you. Just make sure that you don't drink liters of refreshing iced tea if you spend zero to none time on your bike.

"With homemade iced tea, you are in control"

You determine the amount of sugar and the taste

Our riders drink homemade iced tea on rest days. By making our own drink, we can control the amount of sugar and we can play around with the flavor. Regular iced tea is made from tea extract, but the basis of homemade iced tea is actual tea. The tea you choose determines the basic flavor. Besides the tea flavor itself, you can get creative with adding flavors to your liking, such as by adding mint, lemon, fruit or a combination of these. We added 2 recipes below to get your inspiration flowing!

Recipe 1: Homemade iced tea with raspberry

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter of water
  • 6 teabags Lipton Green Tea Fresh Nature
  • Raspberry
  • Mint
  • Ice cubes
  • Some honey or sugar

Preparation:

  1. Pour boiling water into a heat resistant carafe and add the teabags. Brew the tea for three minutes.
  2. Remove the teabags and add the raspberry and mint. You can add some honey or sugar to your liking for a sweet flavor. Let it cool in the fridge for about an hour.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the iced tea. Garnish with some lemon. Make sure to drink the iced tea within 24 hours, as the flavor decreases over time.

Recipe 2: Homemade herbal iced tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 teabags Lipton Herbal Tea
  • Ice cubes
  • Mixed fruit / Orange and lime

Preparation:

  1. Pour boiling water into a a heat resistant carafe and add the teabags. Brew the tea for four to five minutes.
  2. Remove the teabags and cool the tea in the fridge.
  3. Pour the iced tea into four glasses, together with the ice cubes and mixed fruit (or orange and lime).

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