So as usual, the Irish summer provides a mixed bag of sunny spells with always the chance for rain,so on these inbetween days of general gloominess and yet again not a glimmer of sun, I have been inspired to create a simple and refreshing treat which to taste reminds me of far off tropical lands. Also great for the skin and to keep the blues away.
So first i boiled up a brew of my favourite green tea, poured it into an ice cube tray. And left to freeze for about an hour. Green tea has a multitude of benefits, it contains Theamine which gives us a natural relaxing sensation, regular consumption is thought to help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. And because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it is suppose to keep the skin looking good!
Get your cocunut water, check the label for ingredients try to get one that is as natural as possible. Coconut water is a great source of potassium, this is a vital ingredient for the body for proper hydration, it can even help counter act some of the nasty side effects of a high sodium diet.
A squeeze and some slices of orange, oranges keep your skin healthy, as they are full of beta-carotene an anti-oxidant which protects the cells from damage. And they are full of polyphenols which protect against viral infection.
I think mint would be a great addition to this mix, but unfortunately my mint plant has not yet sprouted.
Mix all the ingredients in a jug and enjoy with friends!