Afternoon tea is often associated with an unhealthy meal, e.g. cakes or cookies served with coffee between lunch and dinner. It does not have to be this way. It can be a meal that is rich in nutrients, provided that the right ingredients are used. Groats, cereals, seasonal fruit, as well as pits and seeds can help us with this. Read to find out how to prepare healthy plant teas.
Nutritionists recommend eating 4-5 meals a day. With a menu of 5 meals a day, there is a high probability that we will eat an afternoon tea – meal between lunch and dinner. This does not mean, however, that it is permission to eat “something sweet with coffee.” Afternoon tea in line with the principles of healthy eating should be rich in products with high nutritional value.
How to prepare healthy plant-based teas? Below are some products that will help us compose a meal with high nutritional value.
Millet is made from the oldest grain cultivated by man. It is gluten-free, therefore this type of groats will also work well in the case of gluten-free tea. Millet will enrich the meal with complex carbohydrates, as well as B vitamins and minerals (including copper, zinc, iron, phosphorus). In addition, it is a source of silicon, which has a positive effect on the condition of hair, nails, and skin.
The most popular cereal includes oatmeal on based which we can make porridge with various additives. Undoubtedly, it is worth including it in your diet, because they are a source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Due to the fact that they have such a composition, they can lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, stimulate metabolic processes, support immunity, and reduce the risk of colon cancer. The valuable properties of other cereals can also be used to prepare plant teas.
Chia seeds are a small supplement with high nutritional value. Their pro-health properties were already appreciated by the Aztecs. That is why it is worth making sure that they appear in plant teas. Chia seeds provide many valuable ingredients.
How to prepare healthy plant teas? Below are some culinary inspirations using the products described above.
A plant-based tea can be a healthy meal with high nutritional value. To make it so, it is worth adding to it groats, cereals, seasonal fruit, as well as nuts, almonds, and chia seeds.
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