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Herb-Enhanced Summer Beverage Recipes

REBECCA RICE L.AC., MSAOM Sunday, July 09, 2017
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Try these summer recipes for a different spin on water!

One of the best ways to keep cool during hot summer months is by staying hydrated. Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water is the general recommendation. As wonderful as it is, sometimes plain water can become monotonous. Creating herb-enhanced cool beverages is a great way to keep hydrated with flavor.

Below are some of my favorites:

Basic Iced tea

Add one black or green tea bag to 4 ounces boiled water-let stand 3-5minutes

Slice 1/4 of a lemon and squeeze juice into cup

Add cold water and ice

Lemon Rosemary splash

An excellent blend to revive the senses and sharpen the intellect!

Simmer 1 teaspoon fresh coarsely chopped rosemary in 6 ounces of water for 10 minutes (strain if you prefer)

Slice 1/4 of a lemon and squeeze juice into cup

Add cold water and ice

Lavender mint

This is a great blend to sip throughout the day to be cool and calm.

Simmer 1/4 teaspoon lavender buds and 1/4 teaspoon mint in 6 ounces of water for 10 minutes (you can leave the herbs in the water or strain).

Add to a cup of cold water and ice

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