“Recipe” is probably an exaggeration, but I am asked so often about how I make my favorite beverage I thought it was time to make a little video demonstration. The ingredients are as simple as can be:
- dried hibiscus flowers
- strawberries (my favorite addition to add sweetness to balance the tartness)
It was my friend, Dr. Michael Greger, who inspired me to start sipping hibiscus “tea” / water in the first place. According to research he examined, hibiscus flowers have an incredibly high amount of free-radical-killing antioxidants, “elevating the antioxidant level of one’s bloodstream within an hour of consumption.” The rich red color alone reveals the abundance of phytochemicals, and the additional strawberries I recommend add the perfect balance to the tart hibiscus — as well as more nutrients.
Let me know what you think!
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