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Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 15 mins Chill 1 hr to 8 hrs
Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water
Ingredients
  • 4  lemons, sliced
  • 1 1/2  cups  firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
  • 6 - 8  cups  bottled water or tap water
  • 6 - 8  cups  ice cubes
  •  Fresh mint or basil sprigs
Directions

1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher. Carefully rub the 1-1/2 cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves. Add to the pitcher with lemon. Pour in water. Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.

2. Strain lemon-water mixture. Discard herbs. Divide lemon slices and additional fresh mint or basil sprigs equally among 6 to 8 tall glasses or pint-sized canning jars. For each serving, add 1 cup of ice cubes; fill with the lemon water. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 11,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 4,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (RE) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 20,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 8,
  • Potassium (mg) 53,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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