Monday, August 18, 2008

Fiber Tea!

This is one of the posts that ranks in the "Happiness is only a turkey sandwich away" types.

Today I will teach you how to make a tasty beverage that will help purge the nastiness of everyday life, as well as some fecal logjams in your intestines.

You will need the following:

A pitcher
A large tupperware container (or a pot if you don't wanna use the microwave)
4 Family size tea bags, I use Lipton ice tea brew but others are certainly acceptable.
1 Cup of Splenda or 1/2 cup of the Splenda impregnated sugar (it's twice as sweet but only half the calories of sugar.
1 Container of water soluable fiber supplement. Fibersure is the best, hands down.
Water and Ice
A slotted spoon for stirring

Procedure: Being by filling up the pitcher halfway with warm or room temp water. Transfer to the tupperware container and place in the Microwave for 9 minutes or until it boils. While the water is heating up add a small amount of room temp water to the pitcher and add the splenda and your Fibersure.

I typically add 8 servings to a one-gallon batch but you should probably start with 4 until you know how you'll react to the extra bulk in your GI tract. At this point it'd also be a good idea to unwrap the teabags and throw away any messes you might have made so far.

Once the water is hot add it to the pitcher and stir for about 15 seconds. The existing small amount of water/Splenda/Fibersure should turn murky gray until the solids are dissolved. Once the water is clear or mostly clear plop in the tea bags and make sure each is submerged or at least soaked to maximize flavor release.

Steep for 4 minutes, and 4 seconds not a second longer... or you'll feel the back of my hand!

Now remove the tea bags and give it another stir. Add ice or water to cool down, stirring to even out the temperature. Chill or serve over fresh ice.

Your poop will thank you.

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