Bergamot orange infused water has a calming and energizing effect. The lemons and oranges give this water an energizing citrus kick, the cherries provide a calming effect, and the bergamot mint does both!
Bergamot Orange Infused Water
Bergamot orange infused water provides an energizing citrus kick, the cherries provide a calming effect and the bergamot mint does both!
This mint plant, found at high quality garden stores, is sometimes called “Orange Mint” – tastes and smells like mint orange citrus, provides a energy kick and is also unusually helpful with treating headaches and triggering a calm in the nervous system.
As always flavored infused waters are so helpful with weight control by giving you something nutritious to put in your mouth, to energize you and even detox.
And these mint variations? So fun!
I will explore more varieties in the coming months. Do you know there is an orange mint and a chocolate mint and a lavender mint and even a banana mint? Soooo many mints.
See this organic grower’s list just for fun.
Below are the specifics for this recipe, but don’t forget to visit my infused water guide post with lists of dozens of ingredients and their benefits so you can build your own detox infused waters!
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Bergamot Orange Infused Water (Calming & Energizing Effect)
- 1 Orange- boosts vitamin C & folate
- 1 Lemon - alkalizes boosts vitamin C
- 4 Cherries - supports sleep & de-stresses
- 4 leaves Bergamot Mint made into a chilled tea
- To make Bergamot Mint iced tea, pour 1/2 cup of boiling water onto a handful (1/2 cuwashed and hand-crushed bergamot leaves, muddle and submerge all leaves, cover loosely and let steep 1/2 hour. Then add 1/2 cup chopped ice, remove leaves you want, and your chilled mint tea is ready. Store in frig or make into infused water straight-away!
- To make the infused water, combine 4 cups plain or seltzer water, 1 sliced peeled orange, 1 sliced peeled lemon, 1 cup chilled bergamot mint tea, 4 pitted, gently crushed cherries. The citrus must be peeled to not turn the water bitter over days.
- Stir it up, and refrigerate the water for at least an hour before drinking so it is nutrient-rich. I also added a shot of fresh squeezed orange juice to mine for fun, it was delicious! But you can keep it water.
- I find the fruit lasts about 2-3 refills of water, and yes, you can eat the oranges and cherries during that time as long as it seems fresh to you!
- Remember try to drink at least 3 glasses of the infused water daily - at least one before each meal to reduce hunger needs.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.