If your typical source of minty fresh breath is mouthwash, you're in for a treat when you try fresh mint leaves. This aromatic herb won't cost you any carb grams or calories in the small amounts needed to flavor foods and drinks.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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active:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mince fresh mint, combine it with water in an ice cube tray, and freeze. Add the cubes to water or unsweetened iced tea for a calorie-free treat.

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Tips

Tip: Check for fresh mint in the produce section of the supermarket, or grow your own in a container garden. If using dried mint, crush the leaves between your fingers to help bring out the flavor.

Did you know: Mint leaves that are picked before the plant starts to flower have more flavor.

Nutrition Facts

2 ice cubes
0 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0g; dietary fiber 0g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 0g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0g; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 29.9g; ash 0g; vitamin a iu 4.6IU; vitamin a re 0.5RE; vitamin a carotenoid 0.5RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 2.8mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; vitamin c 0.2mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 0.4mcg; vitamin k 0mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; boron 1.2mg; calcium 1.6mg; copper 0mg; fluoride 24mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 0.3mg; manganese 0mg; phosphorus 0.2mg; potassium 1mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 0.9mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; energy 0kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; pyramid vegetables 0; exchange vegetables 0.
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