Hey, girlie! It's been hot, hazy, and humid for most of the summer. I confess, iced coffee or iced tea is far more appealing during this hot weather than plain old water, but I really don't want to drink my calories. I've been brewing up this favorite drink from the dead dark of winter when we all had the tummy bug.
Working out, or just working in the garden leaves us northern roses feeling a bit wubbly, and this flavored water quickly restores our spirits. With just a hint of sweet mint and lemon, you'll barely notice the water is flavored, but the tiny amounts of salt, sugar, and caffeine all work together to rehydrate and rejuvenate without that bloaty feeling you can get from plain water. Bonus? You get green tea which has wonderful health benefits.
Momma's Moroccan Water
makes 1 quartWater
1 tray of ice cubes
1 Stash Moroccan Mint teabag (If you can't find Stash Moroccan Mint, Tazo Zen is a close second)
1/2-1 tsp. sugar
2 dashes of salt
Boil 1 cup of the water. Brew the teabag for 3-5 minutes. Add sugar and salt. Place the ice cubes in a large tumbler or quart water bottle. Pour the hot tea over the ice cubes, and top off the tumbler/water bottle with cold water.
If you have room for a gallon jug in your fridge, make enough for the whole day the night before by brewing 4 tea bags in 1 quart of boiling water, and adding up to a Tbsp. of sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt. Fill the pitcher the rest of the way with clear water, and refrigerate overnight.