Lemon Iced Tea

 

lemonicedtea

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO

I always struggle with drinks of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). I love water, don’t get me wrong. However, during the recent Irish heatwave I was craving a refreshing drink. When sugary drinks and juices are off limits, it can be difficult. I was craving something a little different. Lemon iced tea to the rescue! I often drank it from a can during hot summers spent  in Italy. Of course, those ones were very much SCD illegal so I set out to create my own version.

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We are a nation of big tea drinkers. For us Irish, tea is pure comfort and often to warm us up from cold and damp weather. The tea you use to make this lemon iced tea is important. I used a really good quality Irish tea called Barry’s tea. People are divided on how long this should be steeped for and how much lemon to add. I like mine quite strong.

As you are soaking the lemon slices in the tea, buy organic lemons if you can. I always buy organic  if I am using the zest of peel of fruits. This is great, easy drink to make if you are having a large crowd and looking for a non-alcoholic option.

lemon iced tea

 

 

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Lemon Iced Tea
A delicious and refreshing lemon iced tea infused with mint. This recipe is free from refined sugar, Paleo and Specific Carbohydrate Diet-friendly.
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 litres (6 1/2 cups) Water
  • 4 Good quality tea bags
  • 2 Organic lemons
  • Few sprigs Fresh mint
  • To taste Raw honey
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 litres (6 1/2 cups) Water
  • 4 Good quality tea bags
  • 2 Organic lemons
  • Few sprigs Fresh mint
  • To taste Raw honey
Instructions
  1. Boil the water and add to the teabags in a large saucepan. Allow to cool to room temperature then add three tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Serve in glasses with lemon slices, fresh mint sprigs. Drizzle with raw honey and mix well if desired.
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