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Mint Water

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size Makes 1 quart servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 2 ingredients

Hydration is vital when going through chemo, but the drugs can make water taste like mineral oil. This mint water can make drinking water a refreshing pleasure again. Mint is soothing to the digestion,...


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of fresh mint (peppermint or spearmint), separated into sprigs (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 quart of filtered water
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Nutrition Facts

Calories

13 cals

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

3 g

Sugar

0 g

Fiber

2 g

Protein

1 g

Sodium

28 mg

Directions

  1. Take 3 to 4 sprigs of fresh mint, depending on taste. Remove any damaged or brown leaves and wash the sprigs very well.
  2. Put them into a carafe or water jug and fill up with water, covering the mint completely. Cover and put in the fridge for at least 1 hour to give the water enough time to take on the aroma and flavor of the mint. Keep the mint water in the fridge, and add more water as you use it. The mint will keep flavoring the water for up to 3 days.

Chef Tips

For hot mint water in winter, steep the mint in boiling hot water for 10 minutes.

If fresh mint is not available, use a mint teabag instead. Hot water is not needed. Put it into cold water and leave it to steep in the fridge for an hour. The taste won’t be as light as with fresh mint, and the bag won’t flavor the water for 3 days, but it is a decent substitute.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society


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