Use a transparent glass to make this drink. Take a small vessel to crush lemon and mint leaves. Generally such small vessels are used to grind spices. In it put two lemon slices, sugar, 2 mint leaves and lemon juice. Lightly crush it all this is done to let aroma of lemon and mint come out.
Now take the glass and pour all the crushed stuff in it. Also add crushed ice and add a pinch of Kala namak (black salt). Add any lemon flavored soft drink. You may add soda too if you want. Enjoy the lemon in a dreamy Mint Saga.
Note: You may also freeze mint leaf with ice, as shown below. This will give a new vibe of colour as the ice cube floats in the drink.
By Zubaida from Kolkata, West Bengal
Pour the soda into a small glass and stir in food coloring. Top with the frozen yogurt and sprinkle the candy on top upon serving.
Serves: 1 Prep. time: 5 minutes. Diabetic Exchange: Free Food. Calories: 17, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 14 mg, Carb: 3 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 3 g., Protein: 1 g, Serving size: 3/4 c.
My husband is on coumadin (blood thinner). The instructions tell him to avoid "green tea". Does this include homegrown mint/spearmint tea?
I'd echo what the previous poster said. Green tea and mint tea are two different things, but while mint is generally considered one of the safer herbs some of these interactions can be surprising. Herbs are medicines in their own right and can have some powerful effects. For me, I was surprised to learn that mint should be avoided by breastfeeding moms since it can reduce milk supply! Small amounts should be OK but it's better to ask a doctor about it first.
I have mint growing in my yard and would like to know how to make tea with it. Do I dry the mint first and if so how do I do that? Also, should it be used full strength or mixed with regular tea?
Donna from Dayton Ohio
I just made a cup of tea using boiling water, a Lipton tea bag, and two peppermint leaves that I bruised by rolling between my fingers. I enjoyed it and didn't even mind that I swallowed the mint in my first few sips. To strain or not strain, that is the question.