- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 4 cups water
Crush the mint leaves with a rolling pin, or rip into small pieces. Put the crushed mint into a quart-sized mason jar, or any container that will hold 4 cups water. Pour room temperature water into the jar, cover, and set on the counter (preferably in the sunlight), for 2-3 hours. Shake the jar once or twice to help release the essential oils from the mint leaves.
Pour into individual glasses, with or without ice, and enjoy this cool refreshing summer drink!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.