Monday, June 29, 2015

Four Mondays of: P O P S I C L E S / Green Tea with Lemon Oil

One thing that I love about summer time is the increase in yummy, cold drinks and foods that I add to our typical day. Popsicles are one of my true loves. I love all of the different options you can do with a popsicle container - it is endless.

The idea of cold, iced coffee is a pretty common thing, but real iced tea is not as common. I wanted my first popsicle to be something that was good for me, give me a energy boost, and which tasted delicious. Now, I know that Green Tea isn't everyones cup ... of tea ... haha, but it certainly is mine. I try to drink a cup every day because I have been told a thousand times how good it is for me, however, since it has gotten so hot here (yay summer), I have been avoiding the hot teas. Naturally I tried to think of a way to get it to iced form so that I could actually enjoy it in the heat. POPSICLES. Brilliant. And easy. 

- 2 Bags of Green Tea - preferably your favourite
- Honey (optional) 
- 4 Cups of Hot Water
- Popsicle Containers
- Young Living Lemon Oil or a dash of lemon juice - (optional) 
Steep the green tea in the hot water for as long as possible - the longer it steeps, the more flavour comes out of the tea bag, the stronger it will be. Add some honey (or sugar) to sweeten up the tea if so desired. Add the sweetener before the water has a chance to cool down so that it can melt and blend with the tea. Once the tea has steeped for a little while, add the lemon if desired. I added four drops of the Young Living Lemon Oil. Continue steeping the tea until it has a chance to cool down. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into the popsicle containers. Place the soon-to-be popsicles into the freezer and wait until frozen before trying them (I waited 12 hours before I grabbed mine.) 

Note: The only thing I would have done differently is added another tea bag to the four cups of hot water. I really like my Green Tea and would have liked it to have a bit stronger of a taste. Adding the lemon was a on-the-spot move and I am so thankful I did. It added such a sweet element to the popsicles and I enjoyed getting bits of both tea and lemon in a single lick. 
Step 2. Now that you are done taking pictures of your pretty awesome popsicles, you can EAT them!!!!! haha, Bug was so mad at me because I "had" to take pictures of them rather than just giving her one. She only had a couple of licks. I am excited to make a more toddler friendly popsicle so that she can eat the whole thing. 
If you are interested in purchasing the Essential Oil that I used for this recipe, feel free to click here and this will take you exactly where you need to go. You can then choose if you want to become a member to the Young Living Family (you will get a 24% discount) or if you just want to stay a customer. You can click on the button that says, "I was referred by a Young Living member, and I have his or her number," and use my number (1619400) where it asks for Sponsor ID. If you have any more questions at all, feel free to leave a comment down below or email me at knottedhome (at) hotmail (dot) com. I just started using Young Living Essentials Oils and so far, I love them.

I hope you enjoy my Green Tea popsicle. I am so excited to be making more. Please let me know if you have a great popsicle idea that you think I will like and should try. I am open to any suggestions. Happy Monday. xoxo

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