Easy and Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Summer Drink
Summer weather is almost here, and that means it’s time to break out the lawn chairs, sunglasses, and refreshing drinks. I’m all about sipping something fruity when it’s warm outside, and my Wild Blueberry Green Tea Mojito is the perfect summertime drink!
This fresh and tasty Mojito is packed with summery flavor – fruity Wild Blueberries, refreshing iced green tea, tangy lime, and tons of fresh mint. Plus, it’s super simple to make! Just muddle together Wild Blueberries and fresh mint leaves, then stir in the lime juice and brewed green tea with honey. I wouldn’t shy away from adding in a shot of rum, either…but that’s your choice!
Besides it’s gorgeous color and delicious summer vibe, this drink is loaded with health benefits, too. Wild Blueberries contain anthocyanins, plant compounds that give them their deep purple color and powerful antioxidant capacity.
Plenty of research suggests that anthocyanins can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and cancer. Plants that produce anthocyanins do so to protect themselves against environmental stressors, like temperature shifts and UV light (hello, natural sunscreen!). Since Wild Blueberries first started growing in harsh climates in Maine and Canada nearly 10,000 years ago, they needed to arm themselves with lots of anthocyanins for protection, which is why Wild Blueberries have twice the antioxidant capacity of regular blueberries!
The best part of all the antioxidant capacity in Wild Blueberries is that it translates into anti-inflammatory health benefits (and delicious drinks!) for you.
This fruity Wild Blueberry drink takes its antioxidant benefits even higher by including green tea. Green tea contains a different type of antioxidant called catechins, which also help reduce cardiovascular risk and inflammation.
Are you ready to start sipping on this super refreshing and delicious anti-inflammatory drink? I sure am! Grab the full recipe below.