The summer weather we all love is finally here. With the heat many of us are searching for quick, easy, and healthy treats that kids and adults alike can enjoy during the hot summer months to come.
Farmers markets are popping up across the country making it a great time to pick up fresh local organic produce. We love grabbing fresh local fruit, this is the Okanagan Valley after all! There are many ways to enjoy fruit and veggies whether it be in salads, smoothies, juices, or jams. You name it, we love it. One of our favourite summer recipes for a sweltering summer day are these wonderful healthy Iced Tea Fruit Popsicles. These are a great healthy option no matter your age.
You will need:
- 3 SBT Seabuckthorn Tea Bags
- 8 Cups water
- Fresh fruit of your choice (washed and cut into bite sized pieces)
(We used local Organic cherries, strawberries, nectarines, BC blueberries, and kiwis.)
- Place water in a large pot or kettle and bring to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling, turn off heat and add tea bags immediately.
- Remove from heat and allow tea to steep for several minutes. The longer you allow it to steep, the more nutrients from the leaves will be released into the water. You may even notice a slight sheen of oil on top (which is a good thing) this is the beneficial Omega Fatty Acids from the leaf.
- Chill tea overnight in the fridge.
- Remove used tea bags (or strain loose tea) and add your washed and cut fruit.
- Divide the tea and fruit mixture into popsicle trays and place in the freezer until completely frozen.
For ideas on how to reuse your SBT Seabuckthorn Tea Bags check out our “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose” board on Pinterest.
Did You Know – Young wild-crafted sea buckthorn leaves are handpicked in the early spring when they are the most nutrient dense. This harvesting method allows the sea buckthorn leaves to maintain the highest level of bioactive compounds possible after the air drying process. To learn more about SBT Seabuckthorn Tea please visit http://seabuckthorn.com/tea.htm .
For a limited time all SBT Seabuckthorn products are 25% off at www.seabuckthorn.com . Free shipping in North America on orders over $100. Promo Code: SUMMER