I Hate Green Tea

It’s true.  Green tea gives me the heaves.  Not the actual I’m-gonna-hurl heaves, but the kind that makes me curl up a little when I think of drinking it.  Pretty bad, right?

The thing is I’m trying to better myself nutritionally and green tea is highly recommended.

Let me backtrack a bit.  I’m pretty sound health-wise.  I’m a distance runner and you can’t get out on the roads week after week, year after year, if you aren’t fueling properly.  I also do not have any health issues other than being extremely goofy.  Is there help for that?!  But, ever since Sweet E was born (it always comes back to the kiddos, doesn’t it?) I’ve been thinking I need to up my game.  Soon he’s gonna want us to chase him.  He’s gonna want us to climb with him.  He’s gonna have waaaay more energy than Mrs. Tucker.

Enter stacking-the-deck nutritionally with the addition of green tea and its fabulous antioxidant goodness.  Well, goodness except I can’t tolerate the taste.  ~heave~

Enter a friend (I haves them!): Miss Sherry.  When I lamented about my problem on facebook, she advised to brew the green tea with a regular or decaf tea to hide the green tea flavor, but to still reap green tea benefits.  Ah, the ol’ hide the veggies in the smoothie trick!

BRILLIANT!

I’d like to thank Google, facebook and blogs (and friends like Miss Sherry!) for making us one big family, using one gigantic collective brain to help solve the riddles of our time (reddit is the part of that brain that needs counseling and close supervision).

I jumped on Miss Sherry’s idea and this is the result:

green tea-ish

Don’t you want to take a swig out of that straw?!  It’s as refreshing as it looks.

While it’s true that I still hate green tea, it’s now also true that I’ll be drinking it every day thanks to Miss Sherri.

Cheers!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Green tea nauseates me; it’s too bitter. Stash makes Moroccan Mint/Green Tea blend…I actually love it & white tea has same benefits (or close too it) and much more palatable, imho.
    Just a few thought to go along with Miss Sherri’s idea :o) of hiding it in iced tea.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      While I’m not a mint liker/lover, I’m glad you found something to use. I was also given that advice yeterday about the white tea, but I didn’t have any on hand. I went with what was in my pantry. Thanks for joing this convo. The more you know…

  2. While I don’t really mind green tea, I mix mine a lot with fruit juice or homemade strawberry syrup.

    Katie
    Inspired Weekends 18

  3. Long distance runner? Wow. I’m so impressed. I thought I was doing good to walk everyday! I’ve heard lots of good things about green tea also. Best wishes, Linda

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      You are doing good! Walking is so important. My husband is a walker, plus taking the dog so I don’t have to!

  4. Ah, such a simple but smart idea! I drink black tea nearly every day, but will now add the green tea when brewing (yes, I have green tea in the cupboard… just, like you, prefer the other!).

    Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      The best ideas are usually the simple ones, right?! I’ve been drinking it every day and am loving the blend.

  5. Heather Who Needs a Cape? says:

    Mixing green with black would make some sort of super anti-oxident tea! Wow 🙂

    found you at Cookin for the 7 dwarfs

  6. Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick says:

    You WHAT?! I’m totally addicted to iced green tea!! LOL Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I know, right? But I really strongly dislike green tea. ~blech~ Mixed is good though…LOL!

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