I drink water 99.9% of the time but every so often it just doesn’t cut it. I want something else. Something more. Something slightly sweet.
Today was one of those days.
I decided to make a refreshing drink based on the famous Arnold Palmer, half lemonade and half iced tea. There was only one problem, well two, I have no iced tea or lemonade.
The iced tea is easy to remedy. Boil some water, soak a teak and dump over ice. For the lemonade I used some jarred juice and a sweetener packet.
It worked like the charm! The result was a slightly sweet, refreshing beverage. Perfect for sipping while watching TV with the husband. :)
Here’s what I did…
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 Splenda packet
- 2 Green Tea Bags
- 20 oz boiling water
- About 30 ice cubes
Dissolve the Splenda in the lemon juice. Add the tea bags and boiling water. Let steep for a few minute the pour over or add the ice cubes.
I ended up with 32 oz when the ice melted. The whole batch only has 9 calories, 3g of carbs and 1 g of sugar . Not bad when you just don’t feel like drinking water!