Mint Jasmine Iced Green Tea

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As the weather begins to warm up, I find myself fantasizing about all the delicious spring and summer Weight Watchers Recipes I’ll make this year. And of course, to go with all of these fabulous dishes, I’ll be indulging in some fantastically fresh and light drinks. One of my all time favorite spring/summer drink recipes is this light and refreshing Jasmine Iced Green Tea Recipe with Mint and Lemon. Though it seems pretty simple, it’s lively flavor makes a big impact. I love serving this during the spring with a light lunch or with a hot summer’s night dinner. It’s also a great, healthy party drink recipe for just about any celebration! And with just 1 Point per serving, it’s a much healthier option than guzzling down tons of diet soda.

Mint Jasmine Iced Green Tea Recipe, with Lemon

– 4 cups very cold water
– 4 cups simmering water
– 1/4 cup loose green jasmine tea, or 9 green jasmine tea bags
– 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
– 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
– 1/3 cup honey
– 2 tbsp maple Syrup, Grade A

Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and mint leaves in 4 cups of simmering (not boiling) water for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and mint leaves) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in lemon juice, maple syrup and honey until the syrup and honey are completely dissolved. Add cold water and stir. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with mint sprigs, if desired.

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1 cup
Each serving = 1 Point

PER SERVING: 55 calories; 0 g fat; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber

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