Antioxidant-Rich Spicy Green Tea with Lemon

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

This is one of my favourite go to drinks for a busy day! Green tea is high in powerful flavonoid antioxidants, in particular, epigallocatechin gallate, which provides numerous potential health benefits, including cancer and heart disease prevention. Green tea has been shown to increase and support weight loss while the juice of a lemon has been shown to potentiate green tea’s antioxidants, making them more bioavailable for absorption. Lemon juice can increase the amount of catechins your body extracts from green tea by up to six times. While compounds in tea can inhibit iron absorption from foods in your diet, drinking your green tea with lemon reduces that effect.

The chili is a nice addition to spice things up and support the metabolism. See more on this in 9 spices to spice up your life!

So, I dare you to drink this in the morning to get things going and see how it helps you!


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  • 2 cups (50 ml) boiling water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp loose Organic Green Tea
  • 1 pinch of chili powder/cayenne pepper  (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)


  1. Boil the water then let it sit a few minutes to reduce the temperature slightly.
  2. Squeeze lemon and pour this into a tea pot or coffee plunger, add in the loose green tea, chili (optional) and honey (optional).
  3. Let it steep for 5-10mins then enjoy warm!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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