Raspberry Calm 3.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Local Living Jul 10, 2018

This cold tea provides vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Red raspberry leaves are high in iron, B vitamins and alkaloids -- all shown to help reduce cramping and nausea and increase energy.

Make Ahead: The drink can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Where to Buy: The Calm brand calcium-magnesium powder works to promote magnesium levels and balance calcium intake, both important after a big workout. It is available online via Amazon.com, and at some CVS, Walgreens and GNC stores.


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Tested size: 3 servings; makes 3 cups

  • 3 cups brewed, cooled herbal red raspberry tea
  • 1 teaspoon calcium-magnesium powder, such as Calm brand (see headnote)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey (may substitute maple syrup or a few drops of stevia)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ice


Combine the tea, the calcium-magnesium powder, lemon juice, honey (to taste) and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt in a blender. Seal and blend until smooth and well incorporated. Taste and add the remaining salt, as needed.

Serve chilled, or over ice in a glass.

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From Casey Seidenberg, nutrition consultant and co-founder of Nourish Schools.

Tested by Lynn O’Brien.

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