In the midst of these scorcher summer months we must find the perfect beverages to keep us satisfied and more importantly hydrated! Sodas will certainly not do the trick with their high sugar content; they will only make us thirstier. So how about a simple drink recipe that can be refreshing as an ice-cold mojito minus the alcohol! This Sparkling Lime-Mint drink is healthy, fresh, and extremely easy to whip up for a gathering or just to keep your family cool and refreshed this summer!
· 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
· 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
· 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, more to taste (stevia or agave nectar can be used as an alternative...you may prefer your drink a little sweeter as this recipe is slightly tart)
· 2 cups sparkling seltzer water (be sure it says Sparkling Seltzer Water and not club soda or tonic water...seltzer water contains only carbonated water)
· 1 cup ice
Add the first 3 ingredients to a large glass, stir to combine. Add ice to 2 glasses, equally divide mixture between glasses and top each off with one cup sparkling seltzer water. Add a few half slices of lime to each glass, if desired. Learn more about healthy eating at nutritionyoudesign
Make this the new summer drink that is always at hand!