Power Tea

I call this my “Power Tea” because it gives me the power to say NO to diet coke. I was getting into a bad habit of drinking diet coke as a mid-morning pick-me-up. Since I’m not able to tolerate coffee, I was looking for a healthier caffeine solution and this antioxidant-rich tea was my answer! The ingredients are simple and although I thought it would be a challenge to remember to make a batch every week, it’s now part of my weekly routine. Good-bye diet coke, hello Power Tea! This recipe is adapted from The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz.

Power Tea


8 cups water

8 green tea bags

1 cinnamon stick

Peel of a small orange

1/2 cup pomegranate juice, cherry juice or Trader Joe’s Power Juice


  1. Bring water to a boil, add the tea bags, cinnamon stick, and orange peel. Turn off the heat and allow the tea bags to steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Leave in the other ingredients to steep as the tea cools.
  2. Remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel. Pour into a large glass container with a lid and add the juice.
  3. Keep in the refrigerator and serve warm or chilled.

Adapted from The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz



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