Wake up to the fresh and invigorating flavors of spearmint & orange. These two herbal pick-me-ups have been used as a folk remedy to help improve alertness. In a few human studies, spearmint and orange have shown to help increase cognitive function and boost mood.
The night before, make this recipe to have it ready in the morning. In a pitcher that can hold eight cups of water, add about 20 spearmint leaves. Take one of the oranges and squeeze its juice into the pitcher. The, zest some of the peel and add it to the pitcher as well. Take the second orange and slice it into attractive wedges or circles and place it into the pitcher as well. Fill the pitcher with good water (filtered, distilled, or spring water), cover the top with plastic wrap, and set in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to infuse overnight. Enjoy in the morning!
Note: Ingesting large quantities of spearmint or orange above normal food amounts or over a long period of time may interfere with certain medications or health conditions.