Updated: Nov 11, 2020
If you’re pregnant, you may have heard of the potential benefits of drinking red raspberry leaf tea, especially as you near your due date.
Red raspberry leaf tea is an herbal tea packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition to all this good stuff, it has been shown to strengthen the walls of the uterus, possibly shorten labor, and even prevent excessive bleeding after birth.
Some women claim that red raspberry leaf tea helped bring on their contractions once it was time for labor to start. If you’re looking for other natural ways to induce your labor, check out my related post:
It’s beneficial for many pregnant women to have 1-3 cups of red raspberry leaf tea per day at the end of pregnancy - once cleared by a doctor or midwife, of course!
If you’re looking to get that red raspberry leaf tea down, but aren’t a huge fan of hot tea (or tea in general), then read on to find out how to make a delicious iced version that’s sweet and refreshing!
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The only 3 ingredients you’ll need are:
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (4 Bags) - Earth Mama is my favorite! Whatever brand you do choose, make sure that you get red raspberry leaf tea, not just raspberry herbal tea. Simply drinking a raspberry-flavored tea will NOT have the same benefits as actual red raspberry leaf tea. Even worse, some other raspberry-flavored herbal teas may contain herbs that are not recommended during pregnancy… just stay away from those other teas.
Peach Mango Fruit Juice (1 Cup) - I love using Peach Mango V8 Splash, a healthy and delicious sweetener!
Water (4 Cups) - Pure, filtered water is all you need.
Once you have your ingredients ready, it’s time to make some tea!
Step #1: Put 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan & bring to a boil.
Step #2: Turn off the burner. Add 4 bags of red raspberry leaf tea & steep for 10 minutes.
Step #3: Remove the tea bags & add 1 cup of peach mango juice.
Step #4: Cover the tea & place it in the fridge until chilled, about 2 hours.
Step #5: Serve your delicious red raspberry leaf iced tea over ice & enjoy!
If you drink half of this recipe, you’ll get 2 servings of red raspberry leaf tea with all its natural benefits. Talk with your care provider to find out how many servings of red raspberry leaf tea they recommend for you to drink daily. If they suggest 4 to 5 servings is fine for you, then feel free to drink the whole batch daily!
(Pssst... I couldn't find this tea at my local grocery store, so i ordered it from Amazon. Save yourself a headache and order yours online, too! 3 boxes of 16 bags each will make you 12 batches of this delicious iced tea.)
Do you have other ways you like to prepare your red raspberry leaf tea? Leave them in the comments below.
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