Tea Time For Vegetable Soup
Give your soup a boost with a cup of green tea.
(NAPSA)-To make the most of the all-natural benefits associated with green tea, the average person should drink three to five cups a day. Fortunately, besides drinking a cup of tea in the morning or in the evening, there are many tasty and perhaps surprising ways to incorporate the goodness of tea into your lifestyle. A quick alternative is making iced tea to go by brewing green tea and pouring it into an ice-filled pitcher or chilling it in a reusable water bottle. “Bottled teas are typically higher in sugar, calories and price,” said clinical nutritionist Tara Coleman. “Compared to an equal-size serving of bottled tea, freshly brewed tea made with tea bags is better for you, your wallet and the environment. Every time you ‘unbottle’ your tea by filling a reusable beverage container at home instead of purchasing a bottled tea at the store, that’s one more single-use plastic bottle you are keeping out of the landfills.” Green tea can also be used as an unexpected ingredient in many types of dishes. Flavored teas, such as Salada’s Pomegranate Berry Green Tea, can add refreshing fruit flavor to oatmeal, smoothies or punch. You can add green tea to the water used for pasta, rice or as an added boost to your favorite soup recipes, like this one:
Vegetable Soup with
a Green Tea Twist
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
or vegetable broth 1 can (11.5 ounces) tomato-vegetable
juice cocktail 1 cup brewed Salada 100% Green Tea 1 large potato, diced 2 carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 can (14.5 ounces) undrained
diced tomatoes 1 cup chopped fresh green beans 1 cup fresh corn kernels Salt and pepper to taste Creole seasoning to taste (optional) In a large stock pot, combine broth, tomato juice, brewed green tea, potatoes, carrots, celery, undrained diced tomatoes, green beans and corn. Season with salt, pepper and optional Creole seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender. Enjoy immediately or freeze for a later meal. Learn More For more information plus great-tasting recipes, go to www.greentea.com/recipes or call (877) 248-2477.