MyPlate's summer message is to replace sugary drinks with water. There are tons of tasty ways to follow that advice, whether you toss some cucumber and lemon slices into your ice water or reach for a tall glass of seltzer and fresh fruit, but one of our favorite ways to stick to MyPlate's recommendation is this delicious Cran Razzle Tea.
1 raspberry tea bag
1/2 cup low-calorie cranberry drink
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe tea cup or coffee mug. Put filled mug in microwave and heat on full power for about 2 minutes or until hot. Steep for several minutes, then serve. You can also pour the cooled tea mixture over ice and serve it as a refreshing summer treat.
Garnish tea with fresh or frozen raspberries. No berries on hand? Try a slice of citrus fruit instead.
This recipe makes one single cup serving. Each serving contains 23 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 8 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrate, 5 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 0 grams of protein.
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.