Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea

Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea | almost getting it together

When I was in Portland over the 4th of July weekend, I had an intense craving for lemonade. I usually only crave lemonade once per year, typically around July I suppose. I’m not into sugary drinks (or sugary anything, really – slightly sweet is more my game) so I don’t usually enjoy lemonade.

When my dad picked me up from the airport after my insanely delayed flight, he lamented about how we had no food in the house since I hadn’t been home and asked if I was hungry. I was luckily smart enough to eat at the airport (only smart enough because my plane was delayed three plus hours since Delta can never seem to find their crews), but since we didn’t have any food, I didn’t have anything to take to lunch at work. We have a great cafe, yes, but I also did not want to be seen by anyone not in my immediate area since I had slept on a plane. Also I wanted to be sure that my dad was eating something healthy, so we stopped by Panera for salads to take to our respective offices.

I ordered an iced coffee but when I went to pour it there was an unsweetened acai green tea staring back at me. Unsweetened, you say? I had to try. So begins craving iced tea for a week straight.

Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea | almost getting it together

Arnold Palmer in this photo or John Daly? You decide.

You can make this Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea into a John Daly with a little bit of vodka.

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Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea
 
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Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea, a perfect paleo treat for a hot summer's day. No refined sugar!
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup honey
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add tea bags and turn off heat. Let sit for a few hours, until cool.
  3. Push excess water out of tea bags with a spoon.
  4. Pour tea into a medium sized pitcher.
  5. Add lemon juice and honey. Mix well.
  6. Add mint leaves and mix again.
  7. Pour over ice and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 oz Calories: 54 Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 14.4 g Sugar: 13.9 g Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 0.2 g

 

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30 comments on “Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea

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Jessie on July 14, 2014 6:30 am

I’m no iced tea fan – but the man is. I bet he’d love this simple beverage! I’ll have to remember (write down lol) to pick up some mint :)
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:45 am

I hope Joshua loves it!

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on July 14, 2014 7:55 am

YouTube SportsCenter commercial Arnold Palmer. Just do it. And then laugh your booty off. I’m from ATL so you know I’m an Arnie fan :D
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:45 am

I’M DYING LAUGHING. Thanks for that!!

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on July 14, 2014 9:06 am

I DON’T LIKE TEA. I know I’m the minority but I just don’t like it. And, if I DOOOO drink it, it’s definitely sweetened.

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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:42 am

I don’t LOVE tea. Probably because the caffeine content is too low for me to get a good buzz.

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens on July 14, 2014 9:39 am

This sounds so good! I love me some iced tea and lemonade during the summer. Mint will make it even more refreshing :)
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:41 am

Please let me know what you think if you make it!

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This looks super refreshing, and I am not normally a tea person! Pinning for later!
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:41 am

I hope you enjoy!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on July 14, 2014 9:52 am

This looks amazing – I love arnold palmers but prefer them with more iced tea, so I bet this would be right up my alley since you are on the same page!
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:40 am

Yes, definitely not as sweet!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on July 14, 2014 10:31 am

I love iced tea, but I already told you that. Usually I just drink unsweetened though. Except if I’m at the Dixie Stampede (not embarrassed to say I love that, too). Then I drink a sickening amount of sweet tea because they just keep filling it up without me noticing.
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:38 am

Haha I do love sweet tea when I’m in the south!

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gretchen | kumquat on July 14, 2014 11:30 am

i’m obsessed with iced tea. i think i inherited the obsession from my grandmother. undeniably, the only thing better is an arnold palmer and mint.
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:37 am

Mint definitely makes everything better! I do love sweet tea when I’m in the south…

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on July 14, 2014 1:34 pm

I bought a jug this weekend specifically for iced coffee but I’m thinking I’ll use it for iced tea instead…Sounds so refreshing!
Thanks for sharing :D
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:33 am

Yes… then move on to the iced coffee! I love Davida from The Healthy Maven’s Cold Brew recipe.

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on July 14, 2014 8:08 pm

This needs booze :)
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:32 am

I agree!

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Jessica on July 14, 2014 10:09 pm

Wow, this looks delicious. I’m pregnant and have fallen into a Diet Coke rut – which I never cared about before – but now it’s summer and I want cold drinks besides water!
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:31 am

Yes I think that’s what’s causing my craving for iced tea… cold things besides water.

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GiGi Eats on July 15, 2014 12:28 pm

Dude whoa. Seriously, why the heck have I never thought to put MINT in this combo!!!!!! Thanks for putting this idea in my brain!
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Cassie on July 17, 2014 10:05 am

I think mint makes everything better!!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on July 16, 2014 5:05 am

I’ve never heard of an arnold palmer….Please explain.

You are a good daughter.

Love,
the Big Maple Bear.
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Cassie on July 16, 2014 7:15 am

Arnold Palmer is half iced tea, half lemonade. I think it was the golfer Arnold Palmer’s favorite drink.

John Daly was a nuttso drunk golfer so thats why it’s called a John Daly if you add vodka!

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Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) on July 16, 2014 2:30 pm

Looks refreshing! I love arnold palmers but rarely drink them because of all the sugar. Can’t wait to try this one!
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Cassie on July 17, 2014 9:54 am

Yes I hate lemonade/teas because of all the sugar… but this amount of honey is so little it just takes the edge off!

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