This refreshing lime and mint Mojito Infused Detox Water is a true powerhouse! Not only does this cold beverage taste delicious, but it can also help with weight loss and digestion…what’s not to love about that?!
As the summer sun beats down, it can be hard to stay well hydrated! Did you know that drinking enough water can help control calorie intake, energize muscles, keep skin looking younger, and prevent constipation? (source)
Since plain water can get pretty boring, I’ve been adding fruit and herbs to my pitchers for years. It’s a quick, easy, and cheap way to make a cold beverage taste like an exotic treat…while keeping it healthy!
I currently have two different mint plants in my herb garden that are doing really well, so I’ve been adding the leaves to a lot of different dishes. I’ve been enjoying Mint Chocolate Chip smoothies for breakfast, and strawberry-feta-mint salads with lunch and dinner, for example. And since we always have a giant bag of limes on hand (mostly for Keith’s Gin and Tonic cocktails!), this was an obvious combination.
After taking one sip of the water, I realized that it tastes a lot like one of my favorite drinks — a Mojito — thanks to the mint leaves and the fresh lime. Minus the alcohol and the sugar, this is a “mocktail” that you can drink at any time of day! To jazz it up even more, I like to use seltzer water sometimes, too!
- 6 cups filtered water
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes, sliced
- Fill a pitcher with 6 cups of water.
- In a small bowl, use your fingers to toss together mint and limes, working the mint leaves to gently release some of their oils and flavor.
- Stir limes and mint into the water. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or up to 2 days for the flavors to infuse into the water. The longer you let it chill, the stronger the water will taste.
- Serve with ice, if desired.
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