Tea Time For Veg­etable Soup

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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.

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