Lavender mint ice cubes add flair to an otherwise modest glass of water or summer spritzer of choice. Simple suspension of these purple spikes and mint foliage in cubes of ice offer the alluring fragrance and sweet flavor of French lavender, enhancing every hydrating sip.
Lavender Mint Ice Cubes:
- 1 Bunch of French lavender
- 1-2 Sprigs of fresh mint
- Filtered water
- 2-3 Ice Cube Trays
When choosing lavender, look for the French variety. French lavender is thinner and easiest to freeze. Spanish lavender, on the other hand, is thicker and can break down more easily.
Begin by preparing the lavender. Snip off and discard each stem, while setting aside the flower buds.
Wash the buds and mint leaves. Place one bud and one mint leaf in each ice cube slot.
Pour filtered water over the foliage, which will rise to the top.
Freeze these lavender mint ice cubes until you are ready to enjoy them. Remove the trays from the freezer and place several cubes in each glass.
- If you’re trying to increase your fluid intake, spicing up your water with embellished ice cubes is an excellent place to start. These ice cubes also make a lovely addition to sparkling water, such as Spindrift, which uses fresh fruit juice as opposed to “natural” additives for flavoring.
- Eating water-rich foods or sipping fresh pressed vegetable juice also contributes to your overall water intake. Focus on zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuces, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and citrus. Your water needs will depend on your age, gender, diet, physical activity, climate and metabolism.
- Besides being aware of your intake, you can keep track of your hydration status by getting more in tune with your body. Easy check-ins include monitoring your urine color and noticing consistent sweat production while exercising. Dehydration may be revealed by bad breath, muscle cramps, sugar cravings or headaches.
- Remember that water is essential – the main component of your cells, tissues and organs. It serves a critical role as a building material, a macronutrient for chemical reactions, a transporter of nutrients and waste, and a regulator of temperature.
Disclaimer: material presented on this website should not be considered medical advice. Always speak to your doctor or qualified health provider to determine what’s right for your health plan.