Wholefood Dietitian & Nutritionist │ Personal Trainer

Rooibos Iced Tea Cooler

My parents love their glass of wine with their lazy weekend lunches, but after a recent 5-week holiday overseas, numerous celebratory feasts and a few extra kilos later, they decided to call this month "Dry February". Without a crisp cool chardonnay to complement their Sunday afternoon salmon and roast potatoes, my mother had to think up a new drink that will help them cool down in the heat of Perth's summer this year. This is what my ever-inventive mother came up with...

Rooibos Iced Tea Cooler


4 rooibos tea bags 2 oranges   1 lemon mint leaves sweetener to taste - agave/honey/stevia 1 litre of water 6-8 ice cubes


Boil 1 litre of water. Add tea bags and brew until desired strength (i like it strong). Add natural sweetener to your taste (I omitted). Place in fridge/freezer until completely cold.

Add cold tea to blender, with the juice of 1 orange and ice cubes. Blend untill ice is well crushed. Slice the orange and lemon into wedges and wash mint leaves.

Add to cold tea mixture. Garnish with colourful straws and extra lemon on the side of the glass. Hydration perfection!

This does not only taste good but is also VERY GOOD for you - read about the benefits here.


Question of the day:

What is your favourite summer drink?

Mine is freshly squeezed carrot, apple, celery, beetroot and giner juice in the morning.