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Refreshing Herbal Ice Cubes (Recipe by Iris Suurland)

Level:EasyTime:195 mins

Description

Here is a cool twist for the summer! Herbs can add unique flavors and health benefits to your ice cubes. When the summer heat hits, there's nothing quite like a refreshing drink to cool you down. But why settle for ordinary ice cubes when you can elevate your beverages with the goodness of herbs? These ice cubes not only provide a beautiful twist to your drinks but also offer you some amazing health benefits. Here are the three recipes for herbal ice cubes that I have on repeat at the moment.

Why does adding Nettle, Reishi, and JING make fantastic ice cubes?

Nettle: The Green Powerhouse Nettle, also known as "nature's wonder," brings a wealth of goodness to the table. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, nettle leaves boast a unique earthy flavor. Infusing nettle into ice cubes not only adds a refreshing twist to your beverages but also introduces a nutritional boost. This herb is known for its potential to support healthy digestion, promote radiant skin, and provide relief from seasonal allergies. Adding nettle ice cubes to your drinks allows you to conveniently incorporate this green powerhouse into your daily routine while keeping you cool during the sizzling summer months.

JING Herb Blend: Vitality in a Cup The Jing herbs is a potent combination of adaptogenic herbs that helps restore and replenish our vital energy. Infusing this blend into ice cubes takes your refreshment game up a notch. The Jing herbs, have been revered in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. These herbs are believed to nourish the kidneys, enhance endurance, and support overall vitality. By infusing JING herb ice cubes into your favorite summer drinks, you can experience a harmonious blend of flavors while enjoying the potential benefits of these remarkable adaptogens.

Reishi Mushroom: The Mushroom of Immortality Reishi mushroom, often referred to as the "mushroom of immortality," has long been revered for its adaptogenic and immune-supporting properties. Adding reishi-infused ice cubes to your beverages not only imparts a subtle woody flavor but also introduces potential health benefits. Reishi is renowned for its potential to support a healthy immune system, promote relaxation, and enhance overall well-being. Infusing your ice cubes with the power of reishi mushroom allows you to effortlessly incorporate this extraordinary fungi into your daily routine, ensuring a sip of tranquility and potential health support with every drink.

These herbs offer a natural and convenient way to incorporate nourishment and vitality into your daily hydration routine. So, sip on those herbal-infused beverages and let nature's wonders work their magic in the most refreshing way!

 

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Ingredients

Core Ingredients

Other Ingredients

  • Nettle Infusion Cubes Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh nettle leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Energizing Jing Herb Cubes Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon JING blend powder
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Harmonizing Nettle, Jing and Reishi Cubes Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh nettle leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon JING blend powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Reishi mushroom
  • 2 cups water
  • Ice Cube Trays

Method

Step 1

Steps for Nettle Infusion Cubes. Rinse the fresh nettle leaves thoroughly. In a saucepan, bring the water to a gentle boil. Add the nettle leaves to the boiling water and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the nettle infusion to cool. Strain the mixture and pour the nettle-infused water into an ice cube tray. Place the tray in the freezer and let it freeze completely. Once frozen, pop the nettle ice cubes into your favorite summer beverages, such as iced tea or lemonade, for a refreshing herbal twist.

Step 2

Steps for Energizing Jing Herb Cubes. Place the JING powder in a heatproof container. Pour the hot water over the herbs and let it sit for 15 minutes. Blend the powder with a frother or mixer and allow the infusion to cool. Transfer the cooled infusion into an ice cube tray. Freeze the tray until the cubes are solid. Use these herb-infused ice cubes in your iced coffee, smoothies, or even plain water to invigorate your senses and add a herbal twist to your drinks.

Step 3

Steps for Harmonizing Nettle, Jing and Reishi Cubes. Rinse the fresh nettle leaves thoroughly. In a saucepan, bring the water to a gentle boil. Add the nettle leaves to the boiling water. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes to infuse the flavor. Remove the saucepan from heat and strain the mixture. Add the powders and use a frother to blend the herbs. Allow the fusion to cool and pour it into an ice cube tray. Place the tray in the freezer and let it freeze completely.
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