This easy Mint Water Recipe is just what you need to beat the heat. It is light and refreshing while being super easy to prepare.
Mint Water Recipe
With only 2 ingredients, this minty fresh drink will leave you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Drinking mint water is a delightful zero calorie drink.
If you are struggling to drink plain water but looking to reduce sugary drinks, give this recipe a try. Infused water is an easy way increase your water intake.
Not only is this drink tasty but the sprigs of fresh mint look pretty as well. This refreshing drink is my go to beverage on hot days. Once you try it, you will want to drink more water.
Is drinking mint water good for you?
There are many digestive health benefits of mint. Drinking mint infused water is an easy and tasty way to reap those benefits.
Mint water benefits
- The mint leaves are packed with antioxidants and include Vitamins A, B and C.
- Mint contains iron and potassium which helps to promote brain function.
- Stimulates digestive enzymes promoting good digestive health.
- Relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Mint contains menthol which helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract.
- Mint leaves help to remove plague on teeth.
- It helps to boost your immunity. Mint is a good source of vitamins that improve your immunity.
Let’s make this easy mint infused water.
- Mint Leaves, loosely packed, divided
- Boiling Water
- Cold Water
How to make Mint Water:
- Prepare the mint leaves. Wash the mint leaves and remove any brown or damaged leaves.
- Boil 1 cup of water. Add the ¼ cup mint leaves to the hot water. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes. Then add ice to the mixture to cool it down.
- Strain the mint leaves. Remove the mint leaves from the boiling water mixture and pour the water into a large pitcher.
- Add the remaining mint leaves to a large pitcher. Then add in the cold water.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. You can use us a wooden spoon to slightly mash the mint leaves against the sides of the pitcher to release the juices from the them. This enhances the flavor greatly and takes very little effort.
- Tip: If you don’t have time to refrigerate, place ice in cups and pour the drink over to chill.
Jump to recipe below for full instructions.
How long can you keep mint water?
This mint water is best served the same day but you can also refrigerate the water for up to 3 days.
Since it is best enjoyed the same day, this is a good motivation to get your daily water in. I like to make a pitcher first thing in the morning and attempt to drink it all that day.
Since it is flavored, it is so easy to reach your goal. If you struggle to get your water intake in, mint water is an easy and delicious way to do so.
- Fruit. Adding in strawberries, blueberries or any type of fruit you like would enhance the flavor.
- Cucumbers. Slice cucumbers and add to the water. The combination with the mint is refreshing.
- Sparkling water. Substitute sparkling water instead of the cold water in this recipe. This is a great way to quench any cravings you might have for soda.
Why drink water?
It is important to drink enough water each day to stay hydrated. The results of not enough water will make you feel tired, achy, sluggish and even lethargic. I often get headaches when I am not properly hydrated.
It is crucial to our bodies that we drink enough water each day. This recipe for mint water is a refreshing way to do so.
Make mint water today.
This is such an easy recipe but tastes amazingly refreshing and tasty. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how 2 ingredients transforms into the best drink.
Whip this up and try it for yourself. Keep a pitcher of this in the fridge to easily enjoy every day. You might just be surprised how easy it is to drink your daily water intake without much effort.
Print this mint water recipe below:
- 1/2 cup Mint Leaves loosely packed, divided
- 1 cup Boiling Water
- 7 cups Cold Water
- Wash the mint leaves and remove any brown or damaged leaves.
- Boil 1 cup of water. Add the ¼ cup mint leaves to the boiling water. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes. Then add ice to the mixture to cool it down.
- Strain the mint leaves from the boiling water mixture or pour the water into a large pitcher.
- Add the remaining mint leaves to a large pitcher. Then add in the cold water. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. You can use us a wooden spoon to slightly mash the mint leaves against the sides of the pitcher to release the juices from the them.
- This mint water is best served the same day but you can also refrigerate the water for up to 3 days.
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