Jasmine Green Tea Baked Nectarines (+ Bonus Body Butter)
Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and tea enthusiast behind the blog Teaspoons & Petals. We recently connected with Alexis who took her LEVO to new steeped adventures! With lightly crushed jasmine green tea infused with coconut oil, Alexis prepares the infusion to pair with a summer treat–baked nectarines!
We love nectarines because they’re a great source of Vitamin C and potassium which provide great antioxidant properties. The health benefits of nectarines besides being a low-calorie fruit include better cellular functioning and improved cardiovascular and digestive health. In addition, jasmine tea is known to boost metabolism and improve health. The caffeine in tea can provide temporary mental alertness too. So you can consider this quick pick me up and healthy, snack before a night out!
1.5 cups melted coconut oil
1.5 tablespoons jasmine green tea, lightly crushed
Using a mortar and pestle, lightly crush the jasmine green tea so that it is coarsely ground (not finely ground).
Fill the Herb Pod ¾ of the way with the crushed jasmine green tea (leaving room for the oil to flow through the pod). Add the melted coconut oil to the reservoir. Set the temperature to 180 degrees and the time to 2.5 hours.
When the infusion has finished, dispense into a glass jar and let cool 10 minutes.
While oil cools, heat the oven to 350 degrees and slice the nectarines in half (removing and discarding the pits).
Coat the bottom of a small baking dish with the jasmine infused coconut oil.
Place the nectarines in the dish face up and lightly drizzle the top with coconut oil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Using tongs, gently turn each nectarine cut side down in the baking dish (trying not to squeeze the nectarine and release juices).
Place the dish bake in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the dish and let the nectarines cool until lightly warm. Serve in small bowls or rimmed dishes with fresh herbs and dried flowers. Pair with an iced cup of Jasmine green tea.
+Bonus Body Butter Recipe
Pour the remaining jasmine infused coconut oil into a jar, seal airtight and cool in the fridge until mostly solid. Spoon into a large bowl and whip with a handheld mixer for 3-5 minutes until creamy. Store in an airtight container at room temp.
So whether you’re sharing this treat on a rooftop this summer or lathering up your summer glow. As always, don’t forget to share what you make with @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it with #LEVOmade.