• Tamar Rothenberg, MS, RD

Hibiscus Tea Sangria


Breast cancer survivors are urged to cut down or eliminate all alcohol, but what's a thriver to do around the holidays? I'm on it.


Hibiscus Tea Sangria has all the bubbly party effects, a rich red holiday color, and offers more than any alcoholic drink. This iced glass has impressive health benefits too.


Hibiscus tea has a sweet, yet tart flavor, reminiscent of cranberries. This mocktail offers a bit of calcium for our bones, a lot of potassium, vitamin C, and 6 grams of fiber. All of this, and little more than 1 teaspoon of sugar in one glass. Take that, boring glass of wine.


Hibiscus tea, an herbal tea, has been studied for its ability to lower blood pressure. Drinking hibiscus tea daily modestly lowered blood pressure in patients with pre-hypertension or mild hypertension after 2-6 weeks of treatment. Hibiscus shows antioxidant effects in human, animal, and in vitro research. The main antioxidants appear to be the anthocyanins, which its red color signals. These antioxidants may protect blood vessels, as well promote death of cancer cells.


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Drinking hibiscus tea in moderation is generally considered safe. Other products, such as supplements and extracts containing hibiscus, are unregulated and not recommended. Always check with your doctor and dietitian, as hibiscus can interact with certain medications. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not ingest hibiscus.


Let me know if you make it!


Hibiscus Tea Sangria

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Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 15 mins Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 apple

  • 2 Tbs raspberries, halved

  • 1/2 orange, segmented

  • 2 hibiscus tea bags

  • 8 oz water

Directions Prep

  1. Chop apple slices, cut raspberries in half, and segment oranges.

Make

  1. Steep two tea bags in a mug for about 5 minutes with hot water.

  2. In a cup with ice, pour tea in, then fruit.


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Tamar Rothenberg

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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