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Brewing summer savings

I’m the kind of person that has to have an iced coffee or tea during the summer.  However, this does nothing for my wallet.  In trying harder to save more, I’ve started being smarter about planning out meals and preparing them ahead of time.  For breakfast, I make overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruit.  I find that planning summer lunches are easier for me.  I make a lot of salads.  Still figuring out winter lunches.  What can I say, I’m a work in progress!
Back to the iced drink splurges.  I found an interesting way to make them that make others jealous when they see them.  Fruit syrups are a great way to add flavor and sweetness to just about anything.  I turn to Maya’s Jams syrups for my iced teas.  I love their story and try to support local businesses whenever I can.
I’ve used their strawberry rhubarb and watermelon hibiscus syrups.  All you need to do is brew your tea to your liking and add some syrup.  That’s it!  I prefer to refrigerate the tea and syrup overnight.  In my opinion, the flavors meld better.
I do sometimes buy an iced coffee or tea, but find that I do it less often.  What are some ways you save money?
FullSizeRender-25Here’s the recipe:
Iced green tea with fruit syrup (by Naseem)
Yield:  2 cups
2 bags green tea with lemon
1/8 to 1/4 cup Maya’s Jams fruit syrup (start will less and add more depending on your desire taste and sweetness)
  1. Brew the green tea as desired.
  2. Add 1/4 cup strawberry-rhubarb syrup.
  3. Stir and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Drink as is or pour over ice.

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