Most of us unleash our busy day with a cup of tea. Now consider replacing it with a healthy version of the beverage. Those who have already made a healthy switch with a cup of green tea find themselves energised and enlivened. For those who haven’t, it’s never too late!
Rich in anti-oxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, green tea can do wonders to your health. Truly the healthiest beverage, green tea is one of the least processed teas when compared to black or oolong tea. Native to India and China, green tea is consumed all over the world for its incredible health benefits.
The health benefits of Green Tea are many. Weight loss, blood pressure, cholesterol – name it, and Green Tea has a cure for it. Green Tea – indeed a super drink, following are a few benefits you can avail by drinking Green Tea everyday:
Bring a twist to the simple formula: Try this at home and get the benefits of Green Tea along with a great taste.
Green Tea SMOOTHIE
Who doesn’t like a big glass of smoothie in the morning or post work-out? Regular fruit smoothies are undoubtedly healthy, but smoothie with Green Tea is definitely a better idea.
Add 1 sweet Apple (chopped), 30 g Parsley, 2 dates and a little amount of water in a mixer. In a separate container brew a cup of Green Tea (either brewing Green Tea leaves for 2-3 minutes or using Green Tea bags). Pour the Green Tea in the mixture and blend it on a high temperature. Your healthy Green Tea smoothie is ready! Pour it in a glass and gulp down for instant energy.
Green Tea CLEAR SOUP
Boil 500 ml of water in a medium saucepan and add some curry leaves, mint leaves, basil leaves, coriander leaves, ½ tsp of ginger and ½ tsp of chilly. Stir it well. Sieve it in a bowl and dip 1 tea bag of Gaia Green Tea. Add some boiled vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms or whatever you prefer). Dribble some lemon juice, chilli flakes and 2 tsp of salt over the soup and voila! You have an entire meal with just Green Tea.
This article is written by Dolly Kumar, Founder & Director at GAIA – one of the leading health and wellness brands in India.