Citrus Mint Crush – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe

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(serves 4-5) – yields about 5 cups

Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Citrus Mint Crush
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1-1/4 cups cold water

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1/2 cup sugar

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1/2 cup tightly packed mint leaves

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1 tablespoon grated orange zest (no pith)

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3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

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3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

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2 cups lemon-flavored sparkling water

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Crushed ice

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Directions:
1. Add water and sugar in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until sugar completely dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
2. Coarsely chop mint leaves and set aside.
3. Add the cooled sugar-water to a medium sized bowl then stir in mint, orange zest, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover bowl and refrigerate until chilled through.
4. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Discard remaining orange zest and mint leaves. Stir in sparkling water then serve over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

TEXT VERSION OF NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (121 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 128
Calories from fat 1
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Total Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 24 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%

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