Dr. Greger ~ Are you still drinking that yummy Hibiscus Tea? (I did not see it in your “morning mix”!)
Kenton R. Mullins / Originally Posted in A Better Breakfast
A half gallon a day Kenton! I no longer do the teabags, though, but the bulk dried hibiscus flowers themselves (why hibiscus? See Better Than Green Tea?). My current recipe is a handful of dried hibiscus petals in 8 cups of water with a penny sized chunk of fresh ginger root (see Plants vs. Pesticides), handful of fresh mint leaves (Antioxidants in a Pinch), teaspoon of amla (Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol), and erythritol to taste (3 tablespoons for me–see A Harmless Artificial Sweetener)–all blended up in a high speed blender and then sipped throughout the day. I’m on the road right now and I sure miss my concoction!
Anyone have any suggestions for improving it even further (taste or nutrition-wise)?
UPDATE: Due to concerns about the manganese content, I’ve cut back to a quart a day of filtered.
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