Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Mint Iced Green Tea

Day 43 of Insanity offered us a 47 minute workout entailing Max Cardio Conditioning. Here's some of what we conquered today:

  1. Switch Kicks
  2. High Knees
  3. Floor Hops
  4. Jumping Jacks with arms up
  5. Heisman
  6. One-Two-Three
  7. High Low Jab with Squat
  8. Football Runs
  9. Basketball Shots
  10. Diamond Jumps
  11. In and Out Push Up Jacks
  12. Suicide Jumps
  13. Ski Abs
  14. Squat Twist
  15. Over the River Hops
  16. Attack
  17. Power Knee
  18. Ski Down Hooks
  19. Plank Punches
  20. Squat Speed Bag

 I'm sooo happy to share that I lost another pound. This means that I have 9 more to go. Not that I'm counting or anything. Well who's kidding who, of course I'm counting. I was starting to feel like I plateaued. Hubby and I discussed a possible 2-3 day vegetable cleanse.  Thankfully, I'm taking that option off the table.

Some of our struggle with modifying our diet has been the lack of beverage options. I discovered a version of this recipe at Brooklyn Galley and have modified it to fit our dietary standards. I also changed the cooking method by using a juicer for the berries and lemon rather than a strainer.  It's a perfect choice with the seasonally fresh blueberries & mint that can be found everywhere!

How to:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries (we picked at a farm for $1.75 pound)
  • Lemon Juice (One)
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint
  • Green tea (4 bags)
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of Agave (use a bit more if you like your beverages sweet)
Boil water and add tea bags. Let steep for about 5 minutes. Add whole leaf mint and agave.  Simmer on low for 5 minutes. 

Place blueberries and peeled lemon in a juicer. 

 Pour the blueberry lemon mixture into the tea mix. Stir then remove mint and tea bags.  Allow tea to cool on the stove for 30 minutes then place in a pitcher in your fridge.

Serve on ice and garnish with a lemon slice or mint sprigs

What's your biggest challenge when you modify your diet? 


  1. You kicked some butt! And your drink looks so refreshing! My biggest challenge when modifying my diet: getting my husband on board! ;-)

    1. Thanks Carrie. I can imagine that meals are tricky when one person is craving comfort food and the other is keeping it light and healthy. Don't give up, he'll come around!

  2. This look amazing, I bet it would make a great popsicle!

    1. Thanks Ayaka & Meaghan! You are right, I gotta try that. I'm also thinking a splash of Stoli vanilla vodka!


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