There has been much talk about broth and I am a HUGE fan. I often substitute broth for a breakfast beverage. I love it and all the healthy minerals, glutamine, collagen, and immune support it brings to my body. On the other end of the spectrum is herbal infusions. They also bring minerals and vitamins in a vegan green way to your body. Stinging Nettle leaf tea is particularly good for women. It is full of magnesium, calcium, its anti-inflammatory, full of phytonutrients, and iron. It is excellent for your skin, bones, urinary tract, joint pain, arthritis, eczema, your gut, and anemia.
The best news is it is SIMPLE to make and store for a few days in the fridge. I like it cold but you can enjoy it warm. It is light, slightly sweet, and easy to add to your day.
You will need:
2 tbsp dried nettle leaf ( I prefer to buy the dried leaf free form and not in tea bags)
2 cups filtered water
glass mason jar or other glass vessels
Pour boiling water over dried nettle leaves and let steep for 6 hours on the counter. After 6 hours or overnight drain out the leaves and store the lovely green tea in the fridge for up to 3 days. I find it very easy to sip during the day or with a meal.
You can add other herbs for flavor such as mint, clover, or lavender. You can also increase the amount of dried stinging nettl
es to half a cup per 2 quarts water for a stronger infusion.