Home Cooking, for the sake of your health!

Lemon Mint Infused WaterI  mainly drink plain water, but at times it can get pretty boring and I crave flavor.  Since I abstain from sodas and majority of the juices (unless I juice fruits & veggies myself), this healthy alternative is right up my alley.  I always loved how refreshing mint could be when used in cooking (and especially in summer salads), it is just as great in water. Plain old boring water no more!

All you need is a mason jar and a muddler to create this flavorful and refreshing drink.

I prefer to let the water sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours (and sometimes even overnight) so the flavor intensifies.  However, you can certainly drink it right after making it. The ice will serve as a sieve so you won’t get pieces of mint/lemon slices into your water.

 
Ingredients
  • ½ large lemon (or 1 small lemon) sliced
  • handful of mint
  • 2 cups of ice
  • enough water to fill your mason jar
 
Instructions
  1. Slice the lemon and add into the mason jar together with mint. Mash just slightly with the muddler (if you don’t have one you can easily do this with a potato masher or even with a whisk). Add ice and top with water. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to allow the water to develop the flavor.
  2. You can re-use the existing ingredients (lemon and mint) if you finish your water. Simply add more ice and more water. In my experience its best to make a fresh batch after about 3 days.

About this site

Most ingredients in cooking are derived from living organisms. Vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts as well as herbs and spices come from plants, while meat, eggs, and dairy products come from animals. Mushrooms and the yeast used in baking are kinds of fungi. Cooks also use water and minerals such as salt. Cooks can also use wine or spirits.
Naturally occurring ingredients contain various amounts of molecules called proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They also contain water and minerals. Cooking involves a manipulation of the chemical properties of these molecules.

Feed Display

Skinnytaste

  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (August 20-August 26)
    A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. August is always so bittersweet for me. It’s my oldest daughter’s birthday month, but also the end of my favorite season, with back to school routines approaching, and cooler days and […]
  • Greek Mac and Cheese
    Greek Mac and Cheese, a healthy twist on a comfort food classic made in a creamy cheese sauce with whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, spinach, olives and Feta cheese. As we get closer to Fall, mornings and nights get cooler, I start craving more comfort food dishes. This mac and cheese puts a healthy, Greek spin […]
  • Zucchini and Feta Fritters
    Zucchini and Feta Fritters, a fabulous summer side dish to make great use of in-season zucchini and mint. These fritters would pair perfectly with anything you grill such as steaks, chicken or fish along with some homemade Tzatziki sauce, for dipping. Made with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour mix, these healthy zucchini fritters are […]
  • Bento Box Turkey Club Roll Ups
    Your kids will love these Turkey Club Roll Ups packed in their bento style lunchbox! It’s back-to-school season, which means getting back into routines, especially for meals. I’ve partnered with ALDI to create a school lunch even most adults would crave! ALDI has all of the healthy and affordable essentials that will help parents and […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (August 13-August 19)
    A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook […]