I love adding herbs to water. Though few think about doing this, herbs can turn a regular glass of water into something that is truly flavorful. As I encourage more clients to shift their beverage habits away from soft drinks and phony ‘lite’ or ‘diet’ powdered mixes, this particular recipe has become a real hit! Clients love the nuance of flavors since lemon and mint are a perfect combo.
Plus, mint is incredibly easy to grow! So easy that it’s considered by some to be a weed because of its invasive nature. If you decide to grow your own, do yourself and your garden a huge flavor and plant it in a pot. Otherwise, the single plant will sent many ‘legs’ out under the ground to sprout so many new plants that you’ll have a very difficult time containing it. It’s quite hardy, so it can go without water for a few days and loves bright sunshine.
Lemon Mint Water
- 1 slice lemon
- 2-3 leaves of mint
- chilled water
Fill a glass with desired amount of chilled water. Squeeze the lemon slice into the glass and then drop it in. Gently ripe open the mint leaves and add them to the water. Give the glass a stir and enjoy!
If you want to make a pitcher of Lemon Mint Water, rinse off an entire lemon and slice each end off and then through the center. Give each side a good squeeze into the pitcher you’ll be serving this in. Add water and use 8 to 10 mint leaves to create the correct intensity.