For those going through perimenopause, green tea is a nutritious and relaxing beverage that may provide some benefits. Adding green tea in your diet can be helpful at this time. Here are some suggestions for adding green tea to your daily schedule:
5 Green tea recipes
- Green tea: Start with the basics and enjoy a cup of green tea that has just been freshly made. Simply brew boiling water, soak a green tea bag or loose leaf for a few minutes, then drain.
- Green tea smoothie: To make a tasty and nutritious smoothie, combine green tea with your favorite fruits and veggies. Combine cooled, freshly brewed green tea with a cup of berries, a frozen banana, a handful of spinach or kale, and a spoonful of chia seeds. Enjoy after blending till smooth.
- Matcha Latte: Matcha is a green tea powder that contains a high concentration of antioxidants. To make a paste, combine one teaspoon of matcha powder with a tiny amount of boiling water. Following with adding steamed milk (dairy or plant-based). Then taste-adjust the sweetness with honey or another natural sweetener.
- Iced Green Tea with Mint and Lemon: Brew green tea and cool before serving with ice. Add lemon slices and a few sprigs of fresh mint to the tea. To let the flavors meld, place in the refrigerator for a few hours. For a cool beverage, serve over ice.
- Green tea and fruit-infused water: Give your water a flavor boost by adding green tea and fruits to the infusion. Allow green tea bag to steep for a few hours in a pitcher of cold water. Afterwards, add slices of your preferred fruits, such as lemon, lime, orange, or berries. Enjoy this tasty and hydrating beverage all day long.
Please keep in mind that green tea can be a healthy supplement to your diet but can’t cure perimenopause symptoms. It has antioxidants that could benefit general health. It’s best to speak with a healthcare provider if you have particular worries or perimenopause-related symptoms.
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Written by Karen Manalac