If you like fruit-flavored water, you’ll love this refreshing orange peel tea. It’s one of my favorite ways to increase my water intake.
This boiled orange peel water is packed with vitamin C. With a citrusy flavor and a comforting aroma, this orange tea is perfect for winter months!
I’m a huge fan of tea. Green tea, chamomile, mint, you name it! But sometimes, I love to make my own orange peel tea or pineapple peel water whenever I need a boost of vitamins. This strengthens my immune system, especially during the winter months when cold and flu is going around. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February, so make sure you do everything you can to boost your immune system.
And what’s more, you’ll give the peels another use before tossing them away. A great way to repurpose food and reduce food waste!
For this orange peel water recipe, I recommend using organic oranges to ensure that pesticides are not present in the peel.
Yield: 2 servings (2.5 cups)
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Total time: 35 min
3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
Optional: cinnamon stick and ginger slices
Peel 2 oranges.
In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the orange peel and a cinnamon stick (optional).
Boil for 30 minutes, drain and transfer to a pitcher or jar.
Add maple syrup or honey.
Serve the orange tea hot or cold. Add orange slices and ginger slices (optional).
Add more maple syrup or 2 tsp of brown sugar if it’s too bitter.
Approximate cost: $2.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.
*Oranges are primarily made up of carbs and water. They’re also a good source of fiber, which may support digestive health. Several vitamins and minerals are found in oranges, including vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and potassium. Oranges may benefit heart health and help prevent kidney stones. While not rich in iron, they may also protect against anemia by increasing your iron absorption.
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