It’s no secret to those that know me really well…I’m pretty much addicted to the Starbucks Hibiscus Refreshers.
There’s just something about how lightly sweet + fruity they are that has made me completely ditch getting coffee on our stops there, plus the sugar content in them doesn’t leave me shocked or shaky which is definitely a bonus.
However, I can’t say I, or my bank account, enjoy the $4 that leaves my wallet every time the desire for one strikes…definitely a more frequent occurrence with the sun making an appearance and this wonderful thing that is called pregnancy. #cravings.
So, one warm day that found me trying not to roast alive in my incredibly warm, non- air conditioned house, I raided my pantry for anything that would even slightly resemble my beloved very berry hibiscus refresher. Say that one 5 times fast, I dare you…
Not to brag or anything, but I came up with something not only with a lower sugar content, but also quite delicious if I do say so myself.
- 4 bags Celestial brand Raspberry Hibiscus tea
- 48 oz boiling water
- Stevia of choice
- Simply Lemonade brand pink lemonade (strawberry or raspberry)
- Any extra berries desired
Bring water to a boil and pour over 4 tea bags. Let steep for about 8 minutes, and add in desired amount of stevia.
I like mine barely sweet, but add as much or as little as you want. Remove bags and chill tea.
Once tea is chilled pour 12 oz in your glass and mix with about 1/4 cup of the lemonade. You can add additional strawberries like I did, mixed berries, etc.
Personally I think blackberries would be delicious but I didn’t have any. you could add these to just your glass, or to all of the tea to help infuse the flavor. You can even experiment with different fruit juices instead of lemonade! The options are pretty endless, which is what makes this recipe so wonderful…
Nutrition facts per serving for recipe using lemonade:
Protein:0 Fat:0 Carbs: 6.5 Sugars: 6.5
Healthier, budget friendly, and my cravings are satisfied!
Comment below if you try this recipe, or let me know what recipe you’d like me to “healthify”!