Mint, Melon, and Nettle Refresher

Serves 4.

Mint, Melon, and Nettle Refresher

A cold tea featuring a weed may sound about as enticing as a grass clipping spritzer, but don’t fear. Honeydew melon, boiled to extract its sweetness, makes this tea as easy on the tongue as it is on the tummy. Plus, any leftover nettles can be boiled and eaten in place of spinach in just about any dish.

Soothing herbs

Members of the mint family fight bloating and indigestion, and once you use boiling water to take the bite out of stinging nettle, you’ll find this weed has a lot to offer. It’s been used to treat joint and muscle pain and is full of vitamin A and calcium.

Watch out

Be sure any plants you grow or harvest from the wild have been identified correctly and haven’t been sprayed with pesticides or exposed to pollutants such as car exhaust.

Each serving contains: 19 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 5 g total carbohydrates (4 g sugars, 0 g fibre); 18 mg sodium

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