Minty-lime iced tea

Dietician's Tip

To prepare brewed tea, heat water to a simmer, remove from heat and add the tea. Generally, steep 1 teaspoon of tea per 1 cup of water. For this recipe, you can use brewed tea that has been cooled or instant tea.


  • 1 cup freshly brewed unsweetened tea, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
  • 5 to 6 ice cubes
  • Sugar substitute, to taste


In a blender, combine the tea, lime juice, mint leaves and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy. Add sugar substitute for desired sweetness.

Pour into a tall chilled glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Serving Information

Serves 1

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 16
Total carbohydrate: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Serving size: 1 glass
Sodium: 9 mg
Total fat: 0 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Last Updated Apr 8, 2020

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