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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

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

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