How to make Oranges sexy again with Butterfly Pea Tea?
Summer is not too far away; less than a month away...maybe more! You want to have some natural fruit juices with loads of health benefits for your family as it being forecast to be a Hot Summer. Well, we have >50 degree celsius in February this year; so be prepared.
Here's an easy recipe for you. You don't need to squeeze the orange nor boil any sundried flowers - all you need are as follows :
1) 2 large oranges, washed and sliced
2) 1/4 to half a teaspoon of MY BLUE TEA - Blue Butterfly Powder (or to your desired colour)
3) Honey or rice sugar or stevia (if you would like it sweet)
4) Handful of edible flowers e.g. butterfly pea flower, violas or nasturtiums (optional)
1) Have 2 cups of warm or tepid water.
2) Add the Blue Butterfly Powder and stir well and dissolved. Once the mixture has cool, pour the Blue Butterfly mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 6 hours.
3) Add oranges to a pitcher. Using a wooden spoon gently muddle the oranges to release some of their juice and flavour.
4) Add Blue Butterfly ice cubes then fill pitcher with ice water and see its colour changing effect.
5) Top with edible flowers, if desired. Enjoy !
Oranged infused drink with Blue Butterfly ice cubes
“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” – Tae Yun Kim
Benefits of Oranges
We have varieties of citruses growing in our garden from kaffir lime, 3 varieties of lemons, calamansi, grapefruit and an orange tree and we need to find another apple tree to cross pollinate. It's flowering.
We all know the proverb "an apple a day," but equally an orange could be recommended. There are thousands of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea; they are low in calories but full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions as part of an overall healthy and varied diet. Orange trees are the most cultivated fruit trees in the world. Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness, wide variety of types and diversity of uses - from juices and marmalades to face masks and candied orange slices.
Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? We enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year, since they’re easy to eat and provide quick energy. They also provide the following health benefits.
Possible health benefits of consuming oranges prevention of stroke and it can help prevent kidney diseases, relieves constipation, protects skin and it is alkalizing.
Oranges contain phytochemicals that protect against cancer. Oranges like all fruits have simple sugars in them, but the orange has a glycemic index of 40. Anything under 55 is considered low. This means as long as you don’t eat too many oranges at one time, they won’t spike your blood sugar and cause problems with insulin or weight gain. So, in the above recipe it is entirely up to you to add sugar or not.
Garnish with any edible flowers ie pansies or nasturtiums - we have plenty growing everywhere in our garden. My wife loves them. Moreover nasturtiums is good to grow as companion plant with your cucumbers, kale and cabbage as Nasturtiums act like magnets, pulling pests away from other plants.
Clitoria Ternatea or Butterfly Pea flower
You may garnish your orange infused drink with butterfly pea flower if you are able to grow them as it is not easily available in Australia unless in tropical weather ie Cairns or further North. Butterfly Pea is drought tolerant but would not live pass below 15 degree celsius in winter ie Sydney, Melbourne even Perth.
Try Blue Butterfly Powder today! It's Safe, Healthy and Convenient comes in 10 grams sachet or up to 1 Kg freezed pack if you need more for your culinary adventure.
or just enjoy a cup of Blue Tea - look at the gorgeous colour!