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Gut-Loving Minty Lemon Berry Summer Splash

Gut-Loving Minty Lemon Berry Summer Splash

This drink is ideal in the summer for its extra freshness, lushness and provides a nice healthy alternative to alcoholic drinks.

Mint: Helps with digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. Lemon: Aids in digestion, provides vitamin C, and helps in detoxification. Berries: Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, supporting overall gut health. Ginger: for added digestive power. Water: Keeps you hydrated and helps your digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger shredded
  • 1 lemon, sliced (make sure it’s unwaxed and organic!)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (optional, for sweetness)
  • 4 cups cold water (you can substitute with a good quality sparkling water or kombucha for that extra feeling of luxury)
  • Ice cubes (optional as the berries will cool down the drink too)

Method

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Rinse the fresh mint leaves thoroughly.
    • Wash the lemon and slice it into thin rounds.
    • Measure out one cup of frozen mixed berries.
    • Shred the ginger
  2. Infuse the Water:
    • In a large pitcher, add the fresh mint leaves and ginger.  Gently mix and muddle the mint and ginger with a wooden spoon to release their natural oils and flavour.
    • Add the lemon slices and frozen berries to the pitcher.
  3. Sweeten (Optional):
    • If you prefer a sweeter drink, add 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey. Stir well until it dissolves.
  4. Add Water:
    • Pour 4 cups of cold water into the pitcher. Stir the mixture gently to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Let the drink sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavours to blend together.
    • When ready to serve, add ice cubes to individual glasses and pour the infused water over the ice.
    • Garnish with additional mint leaves or a lemon slice if desired.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing, gut-healthy summer drink!

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