Homemade vitamin water is easier than you think. And so are some other trendy spa drinks. A lot less expensive plus way more healthy than what you buy at the store. Here’s the recipes I’ll be sharing on Fox 19 as their resident herbalist for healthy summer drinks.
HOMEMADE VITAMIN WATER
RITA’S SPA WATER WITH LEMON AND MINT
If you’d go to an exclusive spa, you might be served a version of my spa water. Healthful and hydrating, this is the way to go! Check out my website at Abouteating.com for the article Country Gardens did on my herb garden. The spa water is one of the featured recipe. I keep tweaking this recipe and here’s how I make it now:
Fill a glass or pitcher a quarter or half way up with peppermint. Then add enough lemon slices to almost fill the pitcher. As you put the mint and lemon in, smoosh them with a spoon to release healthful oils and juices. Fill with water let infuse at least 30 minutes, sweeten with Stevia or honey, and enjoy. This drink is refillable!
Why this recipe is good for you:
- The lemons help you burn carbs more slowly, helps your body utilize the iron that you get from foods, and also is a gentle liver cleanser, plus lemon juice helps form and repair the collagen in your body. Lemons contain good amounts of iron, copper, potassium and calcium. The vitamin C in the lemon helps with stress and is good for your immune system, as well.
- Peppermint contains vitamin C and A and is great for the digestion.
- Stevia is a non-caloric, diabetic safe, sweetener, 30 to hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.