This week’s favorite for me is water with fresh mint and lime! I try to drink a ton of water every day, but I seem to go through phases where it just doesn’t taste good at all. When I’m in a water funk, I like to add different flavors with fruits, veggies and herbs. This week’s flavor of the week is Mint & Lime.
Mint has many nutritional benefits including:
- Fresh breath and oral health
- Clears congestion in lungs and nasal passage
- Prevents cancer
- Improves memory and alertness
- Promotes digestion
Lemons and limes are some of my most important ingredients in the kitchen, and have a permanent spot on my shopping list. I know, would you believe that something so simple is one of my key ingredients! I use lemons and limes for salad dressings, dips & sauces, marinades, flavoring energy balls and protein bars, cleaning my cutting boards, aromatherapy (!), and yes, in my water and sparkling water.
Limes have special benefits, too, including:
- Skin care
- Relief from nausea
- Assists with weightloss
- Prevents heart disease
- Eye health
Sounds like some pretty great reasons to add mint and lime to a simple glass of water. Oh, I forgot the most important reason…it tastes FANTASTIC! It’s a super simple, refreshing and rejuvenating drink that will keep you fresh and revitalized any afternoon, but especially in the coming hot months.
Mint & Lime Water
Fill glass with water and ice, if desired
Squeeze a couple slices of limes in the water. Throw the lime slices away or leave them in the water.
Rip up a few mint leaves and add them to the water. Let steep or enjoy right away.
Tip: Keep a pitcher of this in the fridge for refreshing hydration throughout the day!
Psst…next week I’ll have another mint and lime drink to share with you. You’re going to LOVE it!