Recipes

Lemon Mint Water

May 12, 2016

There are few things that will awaken your senses like lemon water. I try to drink warm lemon water every morning just after I get out bed to help wake me up and cleanse my system to get it ready for the day. I drink it warm because cold water is a bit of a shock of the digestive system first thing in the morning and warmer liquids digest more easily. Lemon is a great detoxifier in most forms, juiced, drizzled, or soaked in water. It has an exceptional bright flavor and who doesn’t love that smell?

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In this recipe I added a bit of mint to help add flavor and freshness. If you feel like you need a bit of flavor in your drink but know you shouldn’t drink the sugary ones from a bottle, this a great option. You can add any fruit or bright herb that you like!

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Lemon Mint Water

Lemon Mint Water

Ingredients

  • 4 Lemons
  • 1 Cup Fresh Mint
  • 1 Gallon of Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar + 4 Tablespoons Water

Instructions

  1. 1. Rinse and slice lemons and place into pitcher.
  2. 2. Heat sugar and 4 tablespoons of water in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Once sugar is dissolved, you will have a simple syrup.
  3. 3. Pour simple syrup into pitcher and fill with water.
  4. 4. Muddle mint leaves to release their oil and place into pitcher.
  5. 5. Refrigerate overnight.
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