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- 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) 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.
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.