Nutrition: When You’re Just TOO Hot, Have Some Herbal Lemon-Limeade

This delicious summer drink (inspired by my friend Tanto) is ideal for those days in which the heat is relentless and we feel like doing nothing but sitting in front of the air conditioner.

The powerful combination provides  both the yumminess of the lemon-limeade, and the benefits of mint, anise, and rosemary.

While mint cools you down, rosemary gives you the energy to get moving and anise aids with digestion and breathing. This last is important as our breath tends to be shallow when it’s very hot and humid.

Plus, not only will your body perk up with the much needed rehydration, but you’ll be left with a pleasantly refreshing taste in your mouth.

 

[This is where I was attempting to load the picture but, alas, WordPress isn’t cooperating. I’ll upload it once it’s in a more collaborative mood].

 

Without further ado, here’s the recipe for 6 cups:

 

Ingredients

5 cups of water

1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves

1/4 cup mint leaves

1/4 cup anise seeds

5 lemons

2 ½  limes

Agave syrup to taste (I like mine tart, so I only use a tiny bit)

Ice

 

Prep

1)      Bring the water to boil and place in non-plastic heat resistant container

2)      Make a tea by adding the herbs and letting them steep for a while. The recipe comes out best when you leave the container with the herbs in the sun for a few hours, but this is not a requirement.

3)      Strain the now cool tea into a pitcher, and squeeze the lemons and limes’ juice into it as well.

4)      Add agave syrup to taste and ice.

 

Deliciously refreshing!

 

PS: Coming soon, 3 practical ways to get back into your sexy!

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