IN TWEET: UNDER5 BRINGS YOU GREAT STUFF THAT COSTS LESS THAN FIVE BUCKS. UP FIRST: TWO EXCELLENT TAZO TEAS AND A YUMMY ORGANIC LEMONADE FROM NEWMAN’S OWN.
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If you love iced tea but want to avoid those powdered mixes that are filled with artificial ingredients, sugars and high fructose corn syrup, here are two great options for you from TAZO. Nutrition information panels are located at the bottom of this post for both teas.
TAZO teas are available at Starbucks and Target. You can also CLICK HERE to search and order from the RONTHINK Amazon store.
If you want to go the caffeine-free route, try TAZO PASSION. It’s a sweet, aromatic and lively blend of hibiscus flowers, natural colors and flavors, citric acid, licorice root, orange peel, cinnamon, rose hips and lemon grass. On the flavor spectrum, it’s more floral and fruity with the cinnamon and licorice root providing delicate back notes that round out the taste experience.
For a lively twist to your next cup of green tea, TAZO ZEN is a great way to go. An 8 oz. serving has 30 mg. of caffeine (compared to 180 mg in a 8 oz. Starbucks short drip).
The tea is a nice balance of citrus and mint and, as far as green teas go, is pretty mild flavor-wise. The ingredient are green tea, lemon verbena leaves, spearmint leaves, lemon grass and natural flavors.
While TAZO PASSION and TAZO ZEN can be served hot, they make great iced teas.
I fill a 2 quart glass pitcher with water that has just come to a boil. Float 2 TAZO tea bags in each pitcher and refrigerate. Once chilled, remove the tea bags and enjoy. Add a little honey, coconut palm sugar or raw organic agave nectar if you want a sweeter taste.
Lemonade is a warm weather favorite but, make no mistake, it’s not a health food. In fact, many store bought lemonades don’t contain any lemon juice! Still, there is a great option if you’re looking to indulge. NEWMAN’S OWN ORGANIC VIRGIN LEMONADE. Look for the product in the refrigerated juice section of your grocery store. Plus, Newman’s Own donates 100% of profits to charity.
It contains 15% real lemon juice and no high fructose corn syrup. Ingredients are pure filtered water, organic sugar, organic lemon juice from concentrate, organic lemon pulp, organic lemon juice and organic lemon oil. One 8 oz. serving has 110 calories, no fat, 40 mg. of sodium (2% recommended daily value), 27 grams carbohydrate (9% recommended daily value), 27 grams of sugars and 4% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
Want to cut those sugars, carbs and calories in half? Fill a tall glass just over half-way with either of the TAZO iced teas. Do not sweeten. Add 4 oz. of NEWMAN’S OWN ORGANIC VIRGIN LEMONADE to each glass. Voila! A perfect balance of herbal and sweet! It mixes especially well with TAZO PASSION for an almost berry-like lemonade.