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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
When I was going through chemo, I found it hard to drink water although I really needed to. The drugs made it taste like mineral oil, and the usual standbys of lime or lemon...


  • 1 bunch of apple mint, peppermint or spearmint, separated into sprigs
  • 1 quart of filtered water

Nutrition Facts


13 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


3 g


0 g


2 g


1 g


28 mg


  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 with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to steep for at least 1 hour. The water will now have taken on the aroma 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

If you are on chemo, if the mint isn’t home grown, wash it well before steeping it.

To drink mint water hot in winter, steep it in boiling hot water for 10 minutes.

If you can’t find fresh mint, use a mint teabag instead. You don’t need to put it in hot water. 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 you can’t leave the teabag in there for 3 days, but it is a decent substitute.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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