Hibiscus Tea for Weight Loss

One of the best ways to be healthy and fit is to drink healthy, especially with a sweet, refreshing, and satisfying Hibiscus Tea!

To lose weight, you need to get into an active lifestyle and a good diet. Every sip of the Hibiscus Tea can get you one step closer to a better version of yourself. It’s a guilt-free sweet drink that makes life a whole lot better.

Whenever you want to drink something sweet, tea is always a fantastic choice. It goes with almost any dish, especially breakfast, snacks, and even desserts. You won’t even feel guilty about it because it’s actually good for you!

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Not only will you love its flavor, but you will also appreciate how good it is for your health. Prepare to experience how helpful Hibiscus Tea can be for your weight loss and fitness journey!

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

Can you believe that it only takes two simple ingredients to make Hibiscus Tea? With some mixing and steeping, you can experience just how calming, cooling, and satisfying it is.

Grab your electric kettle because it will come in handy in this special recipe!

Ingredients

These are all you need to make Hibiscus Tea:

Hibiscus

Say hi to the tasty, soothing, and awesome quality of the hibiscus!

What makes hibiscus one of the best to use for tea you can make at home? It has an amazing mix of sweet, sour, and tangy flavors. Hibiscus also tastes like the best combination of cranberries and pomegranates.

Surprisingly, the hibiscus flowers have no aroma. But when infused in water, they release a fruity and floral scent that makes them an inviting drink. The rich red color will also leave you craving more!

Health Benefits of Hibiscus

  • Hibiscus is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can cleanse your body and boost your immune system. 
  • According to Cleveland Clinic, hibiscus is also good for your blood pressure.
  • You can boost your immunity by regularly adding it to your diet.
  • An article by Aduna mentioned that hibiscus can relieve stress and fatigue for restful sleep.
  • Moreover, it is loaded with nutrients for effective and healthy weight loss.

You should definitely consider using more of it in your meals. It gives a burst of flavor and all the health benefits that you need. Aside from its flavor and quality, it will also keep you healthy, active, and relaxed!

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Pineapple juice cubes

Is there a better of intensifying the Hibiscus Tea than with pineapple juice cubes?

Hibiscus Tea always tastes better with something sweet in it. In this recipe, I suggest adding Pineapple Juice for a sweet, tropical, and tarty flavor. It balances all of the flavors of the hibiscus for a pleasant taste.

You will also find it easy and quick to juice a pineapple. Whether you have a juicer or blender, you can always get the rich juices of the fruit. In fact, you can even make it even without a juicer or a blender.

Health Benefits of Pineapple Juice

  • Pineapples have bromelain, which helps with your digestion and metabolism.
  • Everyday Health also mentioned that pineapples may be sweet, but they have good effects on weight loss too.
  • These fruits promote bone health to keep you physically active and fit.

Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as pineapple juice can improve the tea? You can just freeze the juice to make the ice cubes. Pop the ice cubes into the tea to slowly infuse the hibiscus with their flavor.

With the fusion of flavors of the hibiscus and pineapple juice, you will certainly enjoy the Hibiscus Tea!

Directions

Remember this recipe because you’ll certainly make it more often.

  1. Boil water in a teapot or electric kettle.
  2. Add the hibiscus flowers to the brew.
  3. Then, toss in the pineapple juice cubes to sweeten.
  4. Let the tea steep for ten minutes.
  5. Once the flavor is fully diffused, the tea is ready to serve and drink!

And that is how simple and easy it is to make this healthy Hibiscus Tea!

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Tips

Dried Hibiscus Flowers vs. Fresh Hibiscus Flowers

Both dried and fresh hibiscus flowers can be good for making tea. The challenge with fresh flowers is they are not readily available in markets. If you have access to the plants, then you can utilize the flowers for tea. 

When selecting dried flowers, buy dark pink ones in the shade for a floral flavor and scent. These flowers can diffuse a beautiful color and fruity taste to the tea. So, which one are you thinking of using?

How to Dry Hibiscus Flowers

In case you have hibiscus in your garden, here’s how you can dry them:

  1. First, gently peel the petals off of the stem.
  2. Then, rinse and pat them dry.
  3. You can dry the flowers under the sun for four to five days.
  4. If you have a dehydrator, then set it at 30 minutes to one hour to dry the flowers. 

Quick Tip!

While dried hibiscus flowers can last a long time, they still need to be stored correctly. You can put the flowers in a glass jar and cover them with a lid. Dried flowers can last up to two years! 

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Hibiscus Tea Variations

I love making Hibiscus Tea at home because I can make it however I want!

The best thing about hibiscus tea is that it’s already delicious and healthy on its own. You can add a pineapple juice cube, honey, lime juice, sugar, strawberries, and apples for added flavor.

Adding other flavors and ingredients to the tea can greatly enhance its taste. For instance, a squeeze of lemon juice can make it taste slightly tangy. Hibiscus can also be used to make a calming Zobo Drink

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How to Make Hibiscus Tea Without a Teapot

No teapot? No problem! You can simply put Hibiscus flowers in a pot or glass of hot water. After letting it brew for at least five minutes, filter the contents into a new container. 

You can also combine the flowers, sweeteners, and water in a pot. Let them boil over low to medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the contents with a sieve, and you have yourself your own Hibiscus Tea! 

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How to Serve Hibiscus Tea

When is the best time to enjoy a glass of Hibiscus Tea?

The best time to serve hibiscus tea is ten minutes after brewing it. It’s a classic hot tea perfect for breakfast or even after dinner. You can also serve it with ice for a cooling drink.

If you have guests, then you can improve your presentation by adding some touches of green, like mint leaves and lemon slices. You may also add sparkling water after the tea is brewed. 

Alternatively, drink Hibiscus Tea in the evening for better sleep quality. With this drink, you can drink your late-night cravings away. Here are also some recipes you can enjoy with the tea:

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Hibiscus tea can sit at room temperature for at least eight hours.

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In the fridge: Pour it into a pitcher and place it in the fridge to last up to a week. You can also put it in a container

To freeze: Pour it into a resealable bag and place it in the freezer. It can last up to several months in the freezer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hibiscus tea good for?

Hibiscus Tea is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and essential vitamins for tremendous health benefits. This drink also has blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight loss nutrients!

Can I drink hibiscus tea every day?

Yes, you can drink hibiscus tea every day! However, limit yourself to up to three cups of hibiscus tea per day only. Hibiscus tea can also function as a mild laxative, so if you have to work during the day, you can drink it after dinner or early in the morning. 

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What to avoid when drinking hibiscus tea?

WebMD suggests drinking hibiscus tea with caution, especially if you have low or high blood pressure. It can also cause reactions to medications for diabetes.

Hibiscus tea is also not suggested for expecting mothers as this can be unsafe for babies.

Is hibiscus tea good for kidneys?

Yes, hibiscus tea is good for your kidneys because it’s a natural diuretic. It helps your kidneys remove extra or harmful fluids from your body. Your kidneys can surely function so much better with this tea in your meals.

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Hibiscus Tea

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Hibiscus Tea is an easy, simple, and delicious drink that you can incorporate into your diet. It’s not just for weight loss, it’s also for overall health and mood improvement!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Course Drinks, Tea
Cuisine North Africa, Southeast Asia
Calories 12kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 5 Hibiscus flowers
  • 3 tbsp Pineapple juice (frozen cubes) as sweetner
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions
 

  • Combine hot water and hibiscus flowers in a teapot.
    To brew the tea, add at least two hibiscus flowers in hot water. If you want a stronger flavor, you can add more hibiscus flowers. You can use fresh or dried hibiscus flowers, depending on which ones are accessible to you.
  • Add a pineapple juice cube as a sweetener.
    For the sweetener, I recommend using a pineapple juice cube for a healthy option. You may also opt for sugar or honey.
  • Leave to diffuse.
    Wait at least 10 minutes to allow the hibiscus flowers to diffuse their flavor and scent.

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Notes

  • Hibiscus tea that has been left at room temperature for longer than 8 hours should be discarded.
  • The best time to drink hibiscus tea is at night to prevent cravings and sleep better!
  • This is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers, pregnant women, and babies aged 12 months and below. 
  • You can use fresh or dried hibiscus flowers, depending on which ones are accessible.
  • You may also opt for maple syrup or honey as an alternative sweetener.
  • If you want a stronger flavor, you can add more flowers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 2)Calories: 12kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword beverage, healthy drink, hibiscus flower tea, Hibiscus tea, sorrel tea, Tea

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