need to buy these trendy and sometimes expensive drinks at the store. Plus
making it yourself gives you control as to what goes in - all natural, all
good! This drink is full of antioxidants and hydrating.
6 cups good quality water in a pitcher
large lemon or lime, thinly sliced (good for stress & immune system)
small cucumber, skin left on and sliced thinly (hydrating)
each: mint and basil, chopped (mint has potassium, calcium, magnesium &
iron - good for women's bones & heart; basil has vit E, potassium and
protein - great for skin)
but very good: fresh rose petals, lemon verbena (a few leaves, chopped), lemon
grass (use bulb end and slice thinly) - all refreshing and good for skin health
to sweeten it? Try stevia, a natural sugar substitute, agave syrup or raw
a spoon and smoosh everything gently. This releases the good oils of the
fruit & herbs. Chill, strain and serve, garnished with a fresh herb,
flower, or citrus slice.