There is a large bag full of organic yellow plums sitting in the fridge. These little fruits are so juicy and sweet. I’ve been eating at least 4 every day since an auntie gave it to us last week. They’ve got a backyard farm I tell ya.We’ve had a good few days of the cool breeze but the weather is heating back up again and a quenching drink is just the thing to satisfy those taste buds. I followed the recipe from the book, 100 Foods To Stay Young. It’s simply green tea with a zing of flavour from the yellow plums. Food #72 is green tea. Did you know… that green tea leaves are dried leaves of the tea plant, while black tea is fermented. The fermentation process gives black tea a higher caffeine content, roughly 50mg per cup compared to 5mg for green tea.
Even so, I know some people are very sensitive to caffeine content of green tea. If you are one of them, you can always dilute the tea or steep it for less time. The skin of the plum is tart, so removing them for the smoothie is an option if a slightly sour taste is not preferred. You can remove the skin by scoring the bottom of the plum with “X” using a knife. Put them in a bowl of very hot water for a few minutes, remove and peel off the skin.
Green Tea and Yellow Plum Quencher
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 1 green tea bag or 1 tbsp loose leaves
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
- 4-6 yellow plums, halved and pitted
- ice cubes
- Put tea bag in water and steep for about 5-8 minutes. Removed and discard tea bag or leaves. Let it cool or chill in the refrigerator.
- Blend together the tea, plums, and honey until smooth.
- Serve with ice cubes and enjoy.
Time to make dinner!