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Herbal Lemon-Lime Mint Water (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I love handmade fresh herbal waters in the spring time, such as this Herbal Lemon-Lime Mint Water. These beverages are much more sustainable (no producing, bottling, and transporting beverages across the country), and they are pennies on the dollar, compared to pricey bottled beverages—especially if you have lemon and lime trees and mint plants, as do I! Before you think that’s out of your reach, consider your growing season. If you live in a warmer climate with mild winters, growing citrus trees can be a cinch. The USDA indicates you can grow citrus in zones 9-11. And what’s even easier is growing herbs growing in your garden, which can be done in nearly every growing region in the warmers months. You can even grow herbs in a pot on your doorstep, balcony, or windowsill. This can really put healthy, plant-based beverages like this recipe within your fingertips.

My herb pots (including mint) in my garden.
Harvesting citrus from my garden—I have about 12 citrus trees now in my modest, home garden, including grapefruit, pomelo, tangerines, lemons, limes, mandarins, and oranges. They are so lovely, they can be ornamental as well as useful. Citrus is really easy to grow in many warm climates, such as the West Coast, Southwest, and South.

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Herbal Lemon-Lime Mint Water (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 ½ quarts still or sparkling water, plain
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, cleaned, packed
  • 2 fresh limes, sliced
  • 2 fresh lemons, sliced


  1. Pour water, mint, limes, and lemons into a 2 quart pitcher with lid or beverage dispenser.
  2. Cover tightly and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Serve water in 6 glasses filled with ice.
  4. May garnish with additional limes, lemon and mint.


*Some pitchers and beverage dispensers come with lids with slotted spouts that are perfect for serving this beverage without removing fruit and mint.

For other healthful, plant-based beverages, check out the following:

Cranberry Green Tea
Iced Green Tea with Lemon and Cucumbers
Golden Milk

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