Refreshing Basil and Lime Health Shots

I made this unique drink last year as warm tea, and was an innovative way to keep  health top notch. Limes are readily available in Florida all year and they are really inexpensive usually 3 for 1.59 at Publix, or if you are at a farmer’s market shopping you can find 5 for $1.50. Awesome deal! Stock up!

This Lime booster really gave me a refreshing energy and was easy to make. Limes are a great source of Vitamin C amongst other wonderful properties. Good for digestion, respiratory problems and many more I haven’t the time to touch on. See link http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lime.html for more facts and info.

 Vanessa’s Basil Good Lime Shots 

1.Use a generous TBSP of dried Basil from your spice cabinet or fresh if you have on hand and pinch between your fingers to realize the flavor and scent vigorously.

2. Add to small glass or jar and pour boiling water or microwave for 1 minute in 1/2 cup of water. Let steep. This will give you a pale green basil tea. Healthy enough to drink on it’s own. For more palatability grab a citrus slice like, lemon or my favorite with basil, lime.

3. Cut open and squeeze 3 fresh limes into the small glass, jar or cup, use less if you’re not going to drink it all right away.

4. Add just a tsp of sugar or honey pinch of stevia or skip this step altogether for a real zesty zing.

5. Mix lightly. Strain the mixture into glass and drink like a shot, if you’d like don’t strain it and enjoy the full potency of the herbs effects. This is a great drink to enjoy the  lasting health benefits of this wonderful green plant with it’s citrus punch.

Basil has so many unknown health benefits that aren’t widely appreciated in my opinion. If you are on a tight budget, don’t skimp on the typical kitchen herbs. They are such good relievers of so many ailments. Basil like oregano, marjoram are reportedly anti-fungal, anti-biotic and terrific for  skin conditions, fatigue, and general malaise. Experimenting with kitchen herbs is fun, healthy, and gives all your foods and beverages a different flavor appeal. Enjoy!

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