Drink this herbal tonic half an hour before exercising, or have a glass with a light lunch. The green herbs are packed full of nutrients such as beta carotene, chlorophyll, and B vitamins. I find this to be a soothing, almost addictive tonic.
Juice of 1/2 lime
4 cups still water
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
4 to 6 fresh peppermint leaves
2 fresh basil leaves
5 mustard seeds
Add the lime juice and 3 cups of water to a large pitcher.
Place the parsley, peppermint, basil, and mustard seeds in a blender with the remaining 1 cup water. Purée until smooth, for about 1 minute.
Strain the puréed mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.