Lemon & Mint Infused Water

2013_7_3_LemonMintWater_1Many of us are experiencing record-breaking heat around the country. Stay cool and comfortable with this super simple infused water recipe.  It’ll not only quench your thirst but it will give you a great jump-start to your morning or a welcome pick-me-up to your afternoon.

Lemon and mint have numorous medicinal benefits which we encourage you to research. (For legal reasons, we can’t tout them here but you can easily find out through a quick web search.)

If you don’t have lemons on hand, oranges are a great match to mint.  If you’re not a lover of mint, peppermint is a perfect substitute. Don’t be bashful, explore various combinations of herbs and fruit as there are many, many options!

 

Infused lemon mint water in six easy steps.

Infused lemon mint water in six easy steps.

Step 1: Gather your ingredients: water, 1-2 sprigs of mint and the juice of 1-2 lemons (@1/4-1/2 cup).

Step 1: Gather your ingredients: water, 1-2 sprigs of mint and the juice of 1-2 lemons (@1/4-1/2 cup).

Step 2: Add your strained lemon juice to the water.

Step 2: Add your strained lemon juice to the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Remove the mint leaves from the stem.

Step 3: Remove the mint leaves from the stem.

Step 4: Tear the mint leaves over the water and add them to the water. (You want to tear them over the water so all the essential oil from the mint goes into your water, not onto your cutting board.)

Step 4: Tear the mint leaves over the water and add them to the water. (You want to tear them over the water so all the essential oil from the mint goes into your water, not onto your cutting board.)

 

 

Step 5: Give the water a quick stir.

Step 5: Give the water a quick stir.

Step 6: if you want to be super spiffy - totally optional - add some lemon slices.

Step 6: if you want to be super spiffy – totally optional – add some lemon slices.

Ta-da! We're pretty sure you'll drink more water with this delightful infusion of lemon and mint. Enjoy!

Ta-da! We’re pretty sure you’ll drink more water with this delightful infusion of lemon and mint. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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