Herbs and Spices: 5 Must-Try Healthy Drink Recipes

What's a better way to add flavor to your drink thank all-natural ingredients like fresh herbs and spices? This is especially helpful if you have started eating healthy. Whether you're aiming for weight loss, a more efficient metabolism or more energy, trust that healthy herbs and spices can help you achieve your goals faster!

Here are 5 refreshing herbs and spices drink recipes you can try at home:

1. Relaxation Potion

What you need:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lavender leaves

Combine the water, mint leaves and lavender leaves in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes more. When ready, drain the tea using a strainer. Serve immediately if you want hot tea or allow to cool then serve over ice if you prefer iced tea.

2. Basil-ade

What you need:

  • 12 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Ice cubes

Mix together water, lemon juice, lime juice and white sugar in a pitcher. Stir in fresh basil leaves. Stir to blend ingredients well, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours to overnight. Strain the lemonade and discard basil leaves. Serve over ice.

3. Minty Peachy Cooler

What you need:

  • 12 cups water
  • 4 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Ice cubes

Combine water, peaches, mint leaves, cucumbers and salt in a pitcher and stir gently to combine ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours to overnight. Serve chilled.

4. Yummy Coffee Spice

What you need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee beans
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves
  • 3-inch piece cinnamon stick

Using a coffee filter set, mix together the ground coffee beans, red pepper, cloves and cinnamon into a drip coffee brewer. Pour water into the brewer's reservoir for water then set to brew. In a medium saucepan, warm the coconut milk over medium-low heat. Add the honey then gently stir until dissolved. Stir in the coffee mixture and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

5. The Milky Dream

What you need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 drops vanilla extract

Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until it begins to foam. Add honey and vanilla then stir gently to combine ingredients well. Remove from heat, pour onto a mug then sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Whatever time of the day it is or whatever mood you're in, these healthy herbs and spices drinks will surely win your heart.

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes healthy eating. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed top-notch cooking accessories that are worth checking out. You can view Adrian's posts about eating nutritious and other interesting topics on his blog.

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