When is the last time you threw an impromptu tea party? You can keep things summer simple with this fresh Sweet Honey Mint Green Tea, little tea sandwiches & light nibbles.
I dedicate this refreshing and energizing tea to the wonderful Red Faced Runners (more on this fine group of gals below) ~ This would make a healthy, tasty, all natural pre and post run go get ‘em sports drink!
Pick a bouquet of fresh mint leaves and let the magic begin…
Sweet Honey Mint Tea will help you forget all your worries and woes. At least temporarily while you sip it.
It will release you into a relaxed~energetic & thoughtful state if you let it.
Let it, OK? Is there a such thing as relaxed and energizing? I do think so!
The pure honey in this drink is healthful as well. Honey is a great natural source of carbohydrates. It has even been reported to instantly boost the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes.
My friend Marina over at Yummy Mummy Kitchen just shared a stunning recipe for Individual Whole Peach Pies. She replaces the peach pit with honeycomb and makes the most delightful dessert! She also shares experiences visiting the honeybees at Carmel Valley Ranch.
This is a light, refreshing tea that you can enjoy over ice or steamy hot. Your choice.
Don’t forget wedges of fresh lime and minty sprigs…
Have you guys heard of the Red Faced Runners? This is a great group of gals who are training to run 5K’s around the country. They are keeping each other fit and motivated every step of the way.
I am enjoying watching their progress from the sidelines. I used to be a marathon runner. I loved training for all lengths of races.
5K’s were always fun because they meant I could go fast! Marathons were all about endurance, discipline and a lot of extra calories (a BIG bonus by the way!) I ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2003, the inaugural Orange County Marathon in 2004 (right after my daughter was born) and finally Boston Marathon (6 months later) in 2005.
I will never forget the excitement of training for a race. A runner’s high is so fun! Although a bit sore after, to complete a race (any length) was a truly empowering journey. I no longer run (my hips said no more) but I am always active and on the quest for my runner’s high. I just get it through other sports these days. If you would like to train with the RFR’s be sure to contact them.
Achieving fitness goals is always more fun and realistic when you train with a group. Even when those people are your online pals.
Minty teas are a favorite over here. Especially when served with animal crackers…
Mint is cleansing, refreshing, relaxing and invigorating all at the same time. It can aid in digestion too.
There is an abundance fresh mint everywhere this time of year. Grow some in your backyard or find some easily in the markets.
Cool sips for steamy days or hot sips for cooler days. Enjoy!
- 4 cups water
- a big handful Fresh Mint
- Pure Honey to taste
- 3 Genmaicha Green Tea bags
- fresh Lemon or Lime
- Bring water and mint to a boil in a saucepan. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the minty flavor you want is achieved. Add honey and lemon/lime juice to taste.
- Serve hot or chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.
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