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carolynhughey 02-06-2013 12:49 PM

Russian Tea Recipe (0 Carbs)
 
I was thinking about an instant hot tea mix that was around in the 70s, Russian Tea. I thought "If I make it with sugar free ingredients, it will be 0 carbs, so I did, and it is wonderful.

2/3 cup instant tea
2 packages sugar-free instant orange breakfast drink
1 package sugar-free instant lemonade
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves

Mix together, and add 2-3 heaping teaspoons to an 8 oz. cup of hot water. Yum! :yummy:

Charski 02-06-2013 01:17 PM

Yum, don't you love that stuff?

I made mine with instant peach iced tea - otherwise pretty similar to your ingredients. I really like it on these cold evenings.

Welcome and thanks for posting that and reminding me I should make some more! :)

DixieMoon 02-06-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carolynhughey (Post 16243896)
I was thinking about an instant hot tea mix that was around in the 70s, Russian Tea. I thought "If I make it with sugar free ingredients, it will be 0 carbs, so I did, and it is wonderful.

2/3 cup instant tea
2 packages sugar-free instant orange breakfast drink
1 package sugar-free instant lemonade
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves

Mix together, and add 2-3 heaping teaspoons to an 8 oz. cup of hot water. Yum! :yummy:

Carolyn,

what brand of orange breakfast drink do you use?

carolynhughey 02-06-2013 03:52 PM

DixieMoon - I used the WalMart brand. It comes in the same type of container as Crystal Lite. After making a couple of cups of this, I think I want to revise it to read 1 cup of instant tea, and 1-2 heaping teaspoons to an 8-oz. cup of hot water. It truly does feel like you are cheating, when you drink this. It is so rich.

rosethorns 02-07-2013 09:11 AM

Carol is it the Eary-Rise Orange. If it is , It'll make a great orange julius protein drink. YUM!!!

I wish they'd make that flavor in kool-aid.

carolynhughey 02-07-2013 09:27 AM

Yes, that's what it is called. An orange julius would be great made out of that. Great idea.

DixieMoon 02-07-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by carolynhughey (Post 16244270)
DixieMoon - I used the WalMart brand. It comes in the same type of container as Crystal Lite. After making a couple of cups of this, I think I want to revise it to read 1 cup of instant tea, and 1-2 heaping teaspoons to an 8-oz. cup of hot water. It truly does feel like you are cheating, when you drink this. It is so rich.

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay away from aspartame. Wish they would make their powdered drinks with splenda or no sweetner at all. That way we could just add splenda or whatever.

I think I'll try orange Kool-aid and add my sweetner.

Charski 02-07-2013 10:13 AM

That's what I did, Dixie. Worked just fine.

rosethorns 02-07-2013 10:16 AM

I use the orange kool-aid. My sister uses the one with aspartame. I can't , but I was really into diet soda. Not any more.

DixieMoon 02-07-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Charski (Post 16245751)
That's what I did, Dixie. Worked just fine.

Great! Thanks Charski. Will make some up for our camping trip.

carolynhughey 02-07-2013 11:30 AM

I know this is off topic, but how do I add an avatar to my account.

Dutzie 02-07-2013 11:37 AM

I'd like to try this with Kool Aid. How much for orange breakfast drink? 2 packs like original recipe with orange breakfast drink?
Also, thinking about using lemonade Kool-Aid also.

What do you think? I like using my own sweetener also.

Thanks.
dutzie

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 02-08-2013 01:36 PM

Oh my, I used to love this stuff with Tang. There used to be sf tang, but haven't seen it for a while

rosethorns 02-08-2013 01:44 PM

Julie I haven't seen surgar free tang in years. My sister says that early rise( from walmart) taste like s/f tang.

OOOOO The pink lemonade and tea. That sounds good.

translationmx 02-08-2013 06:10 PM

Thanks for sharing Carolyn, sounds delish! What kind of instant tea do you use?

carolynhughey 02-13-2013 04:18 PM

I used unsweetened Nestea.


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