Lemon Orange Cherry Bergamot Mint Infused Water (Calming & Energizing Effect)
Lemon orange cherry bergamot mint 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!
Author: Dee Dine
1Orange- boosts vitamin C & folate
1Lemon - alkalizesboosts vitamin C
4Cherries - supports sleep & de-stresses
4leavesBergamot Mintmade 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.