Iced Grapefruit Mate Tea Recipe

Iced Grapefruit Mate Tea Recipe
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3
Servings
136
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 bags mate tea
  • 1 dash of simple syrup (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 whole grapefruit, chopped

Directions

Boil water, then turn off heat. Allow tea bags and grapefruit to steep 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, dissolve 1 part sugar into 1 part boiling water for simple syrup. Remove tea bags and pour tea into a gallon pitcher. Fill pitcher the rest of the way with cool water. Stir in no more than a tablespoon of simple syrup if the tea is too bitter. Chill 2-3 hours. Serve over ice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
160mg
16%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
88µg
22%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
154mg
22%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
98mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grapefruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Grapefruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.