Dietician's Tip: Most herbal teas are caffeine-free.
- 6 cups water
- 12 blackberry herbal tea bags
- 8 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
- Sugar substitute, to taste
- Ice cubes, crushed
In a large saucepan, heat water to just before boiling. Add tea bags, 2 of the cinnamon sticks and ginger. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.
Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher. Add the juice and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until very cold.
To serve, fill 6 tall glasses with crushed ice. Pour the tea over the ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: 1 cup plus ice
- Calories 25
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Monounsaturated fat 0 g
- Saturated fat 0 g
- Sodium 3 mg
- Total carbohydrate 6 g
- Dietary fiber Trace
- Protein Trace
- Serving size 1 cup plus ice
- Total fat 0 g