Thursday, 16 April 2015

Pineapple and Green Tea Fizz

sparkling pineapple and green tea drink

A quick drink idea for you all to try. I actually made this Pineapple and Green Tea Fizz last week when the weather up here was brilliant – and quite unlike a usual April in Scotland.

I decided to make this for friends coming round, they were all driving and I wanted a soft drink that would be more than just plain old juice from a bottle.

I looked in my cupboards for inspiration and saw a tin of pineapple, in it’s juice, languishing and some green tea bags also. So why not combine the two? The fizz in the title of the recipe comes from the addition of some sparkling water which I added to the drink after.

I just blitzed my pineapple in my Froothie blender – pineapple can be quite a tough fruit, but the Froothie Optimum 9400 pulverised it in no time. You could use a fresh pineapple too, but canned is much easier!


For the green tea, I soaked three tea bags in a cup of hot water and let it cool down, then removed the soaked bags, giving them a good squeeze. This made for a good green tea concentrate.

Pineapple and green tea both are packed with health benefits, so this combination is not half bad. Plus it tasted great too. My friend Lesley said she could taste the pineapple and the green tea gave a wee hint of dryness afterwards.

sparkling pineapple and green tea drink

Now, I just topped mines up with some fizzy water, but the addition of some vodka would make this drink a very nice tipple for someone on a hot summer’s day!

Pineapple and Green Tea Fizz


Sparkling Pineapple and Green Tea Drink


Cuisine: drink Category: fruit Yields: 1 lt. approx.
Prep Time: Chill Time: Total Time:
 


Ingredients
  • 400 grams of pineapple (juices too, if using canned)
  • 3 Green Tea Bags
  • 250 ml of boiling water
  • 1 bottle of sparkling water
  • Ice to serve

 
Instructions
  1. Start by soaking the tea bags in 250 ml of boiling water, then let it cool completely before removing the bags, giving them a good squeeze to get all the moisture out. Discard the tea bags.
  2. Blitz the pineapple in a blender, then add the green tea. Blitz again and then pass the pineapple/green tea combo through a sieve in your serving pitcher. Discard the pulp.
  3. Add sparkling water to the pineapple/green tea mix. Use as little or as much as you like, depending on how strong you like the taste. I used about a half litre.
  4. Serve the pineapple green tea fizz over ice. Enjoy…

5 comments:

  1. Mmmm simple, easy and refreshing :-) x

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  2. I could've done with this last Sunday! Pineapple is one of my favourite favourites, must try it with green tea...

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  3. The weather down here is great too! I have refreshing drinks on the mind too! It sounds like a great drink for the sunny weather!! I do hope it sticks around !!

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