I came across a great tip in my reading (Dr Weil’s Self Healing Newsletter): mint water! To make it, add a couple sprigs of fresh mint to a container of water and let it sit at room temperature overnight. Simple and delicious!
I grow mint in a pot because it spreads so quickly that when planted in the ground it can become a pest. Growing it in a pot contains it and gives you fresh mint whenever you want it.
I mostly have used mint in summer salads. I also use it with other fresh herbs, ground up with peppercorns and garlic as a rub for lean cuts of beef.
I had tried making fresh mint tea before, but it always came out strong and bitter. So I was delighted to come across the suggestion to just let it sit in water for several hours at room temperature. It keeps the flavor soft and delicate. I actually prefer drinking it at room temperature as well, but it would also be good chilled.
Adding a little flavor to water can make it easier to drink more. I like the idea of adding the mint, because besides tasting great it adds extra nutrients. I’m not sure how much you actually get in mint water, but I figure every little bit adds up! Check here for some of the beneficial properties of peppermint.
Mostly I like it because it is so refreshing. Try it!
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