Many of you who have been to my classes have raved about this simple herb infused water. It is tasty, very healing and easy as pie. I make all different flavors from rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, cucumber and melon and anything in between. Get creative, there are so many possibilities!
Herb Water Recipe
Start by boiling 4 cups of filtered water. Place the herb of your choice (see amount below) in a pot or heat proof container. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and allow to steep until it cools. Add 4 cups of fresh filtered water and then transfer the water and herbs to a pitcher or large mason jar and chill. Viola, that’s it! You can add a bit more water as you drink it since the first run is quite strong and you can get away with “stretching” it a bit.
You can make more or less than this amount just follow the 1/1 ratio of water and eyeball the herbs. Once the herbs have been infused and the water has cooled, you can then add some sliced organic citrus, cucumber, berries or some cubed melon for an amazing detoxifying cooler. Click on the herb to read about it’s healing properties.
- Rosemary~ 2-3 stems about 6 inches long
- Thyme~ 5-6 good size stems
- Sage~ 10-12 large leaves
- Mint~ A large handful
- Basil~ A large handful
- Ginger~ a two inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
Cucumber or Melon Water~
Slice up 1 medium organic cucumber or a few cups of cut up melon of your choice and place in a large pitcher. Fill with filtered water and allow to “steep” in the fridge for a few hours. Drink!
This water can also be stretched by keeping the cucumbers in the pitcher and adding water to it all week.
What are the healing effects of this water?