If there is one thing I loved about dinner time growing up in the South, it was that we always had a pitcher of sweet tea on hand to drink with supper.  In fact, my uncle makes some of the best sweet tea that I have ever tasted.  However, I have yet to ask for his recipe as I am pretty sure that I might not drink it again if I actually found out how many grams of  sugar there are in each serving of his sweet tea.  I wanted to continue the tradition of drinking sweet tea for dinner or at least having some on hand for barbecues and grill nights so I came up with this Skinny recipe for sweet tea several months ago.  The taste is pretty close to what I remember from years ago and the best thing about this sweet tea recipe is that it is about 100 calories less per serving!

Skinny Sweet Tea

Serving Size: 8 fl oz

Ingredients

  • 3 Luzianne Family Style Tea bags
  • ¾ cup Splenda granulated no-calorie sweetener
  • 2 lemons, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring 4 cups water to a boil.
  2. Add the three tea bags to the boiling water, making sure the tea bags are completely covered. Steep tea bags for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and transfer tea into a pitcher.
  4. Add 4 cups of cold water to tea.
  5. Add Splenda to tea and stir to mix well.
  6. Add sliced lemons to iced tea and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 3g

http://www.skinnymom.com/2012/04/26/skinny-sweet-tea/