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Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Green Tea

This Pineapple Green Tea is a sweet and refreshing summer drink.

Pineapple Green Tea

Everyone has a favorite drink they make and store in the refrigerator every week. Mine is green tea—a big, fat pitcher of the stuff! Not only is it loaded with antioxidants, but it also quenches your thirst like no other beverage, and I love that it pairs well with just about any flavor, especially fruit.

Pineapple Green Tea

I make a big pitcher of green tea every Sunday to enjoy throughout the week after my morning coffee, but this week’s pitcher is by far my favorite. I decided to experiment with my original recipe and added a bit of tropical flair in the form of fresh, juicy pineapple.

After steeping the tea bags, I stirred in 1 cup of all-natural pineapple juice and 6 cups of water. In order to keep my green tea on the light side and cut down on calories, I added Born Sweet® Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener.

Pineapple Green Tea

I’ve looked high and low and tested several varieties of zero-calorie sweeteners, but nothing compares to Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener. It’s perfectly sweet without a funny aftertaste, which is why I’ve never been able to get on board with zero-calorie sweeteners in the past.

Pineapple Green Tea

Zing™ Stevia Sweetener is made with only real ingredients–nothing artificial, only the sweetness that is extracted from the leaves of Mother Nature’s stevia plant. I’ve been sprinkling it in my iced coffee, on grapefruit, and adding it to my morning oatmeal.

Pineapple Green Tea

This Pineapple Green Tea is sweet, fruity, and bursting with the fresh flavor of pineapple. I even made a tray of pineapple ice cubes to pair with your tea. When the ice cubes melt–because it is summer–your tea stays just as flavorful as the first sip.

Pineapple Green Tea

A refreshing combination of antioxidant-infused green tea, pineapple juice, and zero-calorie sweetener.

Yield: 1 pitcher

Total Time: 18 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

Tea

  • 6 green tea bags
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
  • Pineapple Ice Cubes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can pinepple chunks
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

Tea

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove the water from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags. Stir in the pineapple juice. Transfer the tea to a heat-proof pitcher and place in the refrigerator to chill completely.
  3. Add a few pineapple ice cubes to a glass and pour in the tea. Add the zero-calorie sweetener until you reach your desired sweetness.

Pineapple Ice Cubes

  1. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Place 2 pineapple chunks in each insert of 2 square icecube trays.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the pineapple juice. Fill the trays with the pineapple-water mixture.
  3. Place the trays in the freezer until completely frozen, about 4 hours.
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8 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Green Tea”

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — September 3, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Super refreshing!!!

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    [email protected] — September 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Love this combo and totally making it!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — September 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Ok, I’m trying to drink at least 60 ounces of water a day, and it’s HARD. I need something like this to mix it up so I get my fluids in AND have something delicious at the same time!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 3, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    This looks totally refreshing! And I just love making ice cubes with juice (or tea or other things). So much better than plain water! 

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — September 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

    This looks so good! I make iced tea all time time, but never think to switch it up and use green tea. I bet the pineapple is a great addition, too. 

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    Diane (Created by Diane) — September 7, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Oh this looks super delicious, I just love pineapple and green tea!

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    Kelley @ Chef Savvy — September 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love green tea! I’ve never had it before with pineapple. What an awesome combination!

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    Alice — May 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks sooooo much for the recipe, I have been looking for a fruity-green tea recipe to make (similar to Boba/Bubble tea but without the milk). This recipe looks and sounds delish,and exactly what I was after.

    I’m heading out to the supermarket to buy me some pineapple juice and pineapple chunks! But before I do, I might trawl through some more of your recipes to get some more inspiration & ideas.

    Keep up the great work!

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