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Mouth-friendly recipe: Blackberry-mint infused water

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your body and teeth. Infusing fruit can enhance the flavor of your beverage, without adding sugar or calories. This blackberry-mint infused water provides a refreshing and healthy beverage that will keep you hydrated this spring. The blackberries are packed with antioxidants that protect the body and have antibacterial properties that can kill bacteria in your mouth. And mint has health benefits that range from improving brain function and digestive symptoms to relieving bad breath.

Ingredients:

A handful of blackberries

4 to 5 mint leaves

Water

Directions:

1. Lightly mash a handful of blackberries, releasing their juices into a pitcher.

2. Rub the mint leaves in your hands to release their oils and place them in the same pitcher.

3. Add water and infuse for at least two hours, or overnight for full flavor.

4. Adjust the amount of blackberries and mint to taste.

5. Enjoy!

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