Get into the habit of drinking organic teas

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At home, you can easily benefit from the nutrients available in your organic vegetables by brewing them to make into a tea. You may also combine your vegetable tea with other spices and herbs to add more flavor.  You may try brewing your leafies by following this simple direction:

      Brewing vegetable tea:

  1. Wash your leafies thoroughly. If you are trying out the flavor, use small amounts first.
  2. Drop your leafies in a glass bowl of pre-boiled filtered water.
  3. Add herbs and spices of your choice. To try: ginger, dried rosemary or peppermint.
  4. Brew your leafies for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Use a strainer to collect the liquid and transfer in a tea pot.
  6. Sweeten with honey as desired.

Some people enjoy concocting vegetable tea in order to alkalize their body and neutralize the acidity caused by most consumed foods.

Here’s a recipe that is also worth trying courtesy of: www.franlife.blogspot.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups filtered water 
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 small or half of a large zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup string beans
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • Lemon

      Directions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil in medium sized pot
  2. Slice all vegetables and add to the pot
  3. Simmer the concoction in low fire for 30 minutes.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of lemon in the mixture
  5. Transfer into a thermos and consume within the day