Monday's Food: Iced Green Tea & Mango Latte


Once upon a time, on a hot summer's day, I would go to Starbucks and have a frappuccino, typically Java Chip. With 460 calories, 19 grams of fat, and 67 grams of carbs, I just cannot and will not do that anymore.

I found a great recipe in one of my American Heart Association cookbooks for a Green Tea Latte.
It contains 59 calories, 13 grams of carbs, and no fat. It is cooling and refreshing and makes for a great late morning or early afternoon treat when you're tempted to get something else cooling and not so healthy.


I didn't have starfruit at home and I did vary the original a bit to suit my own preferences. I will first post my go to recipe and then post the one from the book.

My favorite Green Tea Latte:

1 cup water
4 bags of green tea
1 cup Goya 100% Natural Mango Nectar
1 cup 8th Continent Fat Free Vanilla Soy Milk
1 tsp. honey (I used Doan's Buckwheat Honey, a local product)
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 mango, cut into pieces


Start off by boiling water in your tea kettle. Once boiled, pour 1 cup water into a large mug and add the 4 tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes, and then discard the tea bags.

In a blender, blend the tea and the remaining ingredients with the ice until smooth. Pour into tall glasses. Depending on size of glass, you'll get 2 to 3 servings.


Original Recipe from the American Heart Association No-Fad Diet:

1 cup water
4 bags green tea
1 cup fruit nectar or fruit juice, such as apricot, mango, guava, or tropical blend
1 cup fat free milk or vanilla soy milk
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 start fruit, cut crosswise into 4 slices (optional; they just used as a garnish in the book)

Enjoy!

3 comments

City Girl said...

SO lovely :) And I wanted to say I am sorry I missed your fundraiser. I had it written in my planner, but for the wrong weekend (I wrote it down for next weekend). My apologies

Karley said...

City Girl,

It is OK. No need to apologize.
I hope you try the iced latte. It is delicious. I am going to post a couple more icy drink recipes in the coming weeks as well.

Karley

City Girl said...

Thanks for understanding :) On the topic of icy drinks - if you like watermelon, my husband made an awesome cooler with it (http://citygirllifestyle.blogspot.com/2009/05/bookmarked-recipes-watermelon-cucumber.html)