Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

August 30, 2020

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea recipe is a healthy combination of sweet, tart, and fresh cucumber flavors. Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a powerful dose of antioxidants, boost in digestion, and boost in your immune system. Can be served hot or cold, is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the Fall season ahead. Vegan option available.

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Where do I honestly begin with this Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea? I’m such a HUGE fan of tea. It’s truly a staple within the Jamaican culture and I grew up seeing the adults in my family drink tea everyday. 

While I wasn’t a fan of it in my earlier years, things definitely changed once I became in my late teens and I began my own love for a good ole’ cup of tea. Haha.

Growing up in the Jamaican culture, teas such as cerasee, mint, garlic, and so many other herbal teas were the everyday grab-n-go teas. While such teas are REALLY bold in flavor (sometimes off-putting), their health benefits goes far beyond the taste.

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

That is why I began making my teas + juices with powerful ingredients, especially during this time. Previously, I made this Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Detox Tea, which has immune boosting properties that are without question. Made from fresh oranges, ginger roots, pears, lemons, grapefruit, and naturally sweetened, this tea is a great recipe for the entire family. Easy to make, vegan + gluten-free.

When it comes to drink recipes, it seems to be what you guys love THE MOST. The popularity for the drinks on Orchids + Sweet Tea has risen beyond measure in such a short period of time.

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipe

In addition, this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice is all about the spicy ginger and mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and freshness of the cucumber. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion.

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Drink:

It’s super easy to make.

Only uses a handful of ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Balance of Tart + Sweet.

All delicious, warmness in a glass.

THERE’S HONEY? HOW DO I MAKE IT VEGAN?

I know. So the moment that you saw Honey, I’m sure that you thought to yourself—“how the heck can I make it vegan”? So easy.

Simply use a Vegan Honey called Bee Free Honee. It’s actually made from organic apples. Crazy, right? Yup.

It’s perfect for those who are eating a Vegan diet, allergic to honey, children, and it has no preservatives, GMOs, or gluten. DYNAMITE!

Of course, if you don’t care for it to be Vegan approved, then you can feel free to use regular honey.

Before we dig into this recipe, did you know that Cucumber is an actual fruit and not vegetable? I know.

It’s pretty crazy how we think of all fruit being sweet or at least a little sweet in the midst of any tartness. However, a cucumber just don’t fit either category right? Is it just me? Haha.

But yes—cucumber is a fruit and it has some pretty awesome benefits as well:

  • It’s high in nutrients, containing Fiber, Protein, Vitamins C + K, Magnesium, and more (all with the skin + unpeeled).
  • Has great antioxidants—flushes out toxins and all!
  • Promotes hydration and can help meet your daily fluid needs—they’re made up of 96% water!
  • They can help aid in weight loss.
  • May lower blood sugar levels.
  • Great for digestion!
  • Supplies skin friendly minerals.
  • Revives the eyes—think spa day and cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags.
  • Refreshes the mouth and heals diseased gums.
  • Keeps kidneys healthy!
  • Makes hair and nails stronger.

And the list goes on.

Let’s face it—cucumbers are more than just that one ingredient that you throw on top of a salad to add character! It’s healthy stuff!

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add grapefruit and cucumber and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.

Once done, remove from heat + cover the pot with a lid so that it steeps for 10 minutes or so, allowing all of the flavors to fully infuse and be potent.

Once fully steeped, add in the sweetener and stir until well incorporated.

Pour tea carefully into mugs and add freshly sliced grapefruit + cucumber as garnish, if preferred.

Sip and enjoy!

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients

  • 5-6 fresh water
  • 2 Medium Grapefruits, sliced (rinsed + unpeeled)
  • 1 Medium Cucumber, peeled + sliced
  • 1/2 cup Honey + more if needed! (See Notes!)

Other:

  • sliced grapefruit
  • sliced cucumbers

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add grapefruit and cucumber and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from heat + cover the pot with a lid so that it steeps for 10 minutes or so, allowing all of the flavors to fully infuse and be potent.
  • Once fully steeped, add in the sweetener and stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour tea carefully into mugs and add freshly sliced grapefruit + cucumber as garnish, if preferred.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Keep any leftover tea in an airtight bottle or mason jar and refrigerate for a few days. To serve—reheat on the stove top and enjoy!
SWEETENER: You can always substitute regular raw honey with vegan ‘honey’, pure cane sugar, Agave, or maple syrup instead. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Vegan honey option—Bee Free Honee, click link.
SERVING:This drink can also be consumed warm if preferred. Simply re-heat  for 2-3 minutes when ready to serve.
SWEETNESS: Add more sweetener for more sweetness if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time.
ADDITIONAL BOOST: To add a boost to make this drink more powerful, you can add mint leaves, turmeric/black pepper, SeaMoss or apple cider vinegar to the mix!
 

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