Jeans-Brain-Tea4 cups filtered water
4 organic green tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
Peel of 1 small organic orange, or 2 teaspoons dried organic citrus peel
3 tablespoons unsweetened blueberry juice concentrate
3 tablespoons unsweetened concentrate of another juice such as raspberry, tart cherry, black currant, cranberry, lingonberry, or pomegranate
Sweetener (optional)


Bring the water to a boil, add the tea bags, cinnamon, and orange peel. Turn off the heat and let steep for 3 minutes, then remove the tea bags, leaving the other ingredients to steep as the tea cools to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel, strain into a glass pitcher, and add the berry concentrates. Drink warm or chilled. If desired, use sweetener.

Notes: Using a paring knife, peel the orange just above the bitter white pith. Use some frozen blueberries as your ice cubes.


Makes about 1 quart
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15 minutes



Reprinted from The Healthy Mind Cookbook Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Katz. Photograph © 2015 by Maren Caruso. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.