This Refreshing & Colorful Holiday Drink Will Give You The Boost You Need
The holidays can be exhausting and we often forget to fill our cups...LITERALLY. Water isn't necessarily very appealing but when you add fruit and mint it gives it a little something extra.
Monday morning, on our weekly Kentucky Cookin'? segment, Merritt Bates Thomas, from the Green River District Health Department, always brings a recipe that is heart-healthy. Not every recipe has to be about eating but taking care of ourselves too.
You're gonna love this! Here's the recipe.
POMEGRANATE MINT WATER
1 cup pomegranate seeds
4 cups water
4 sprigs mint
Wash fresh pomegranate well. Peel pomegranate and add 1 cup of seeds to a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water. Wash mint sprigs and add to water. Stir to combine and let sit for about 1 hour. For a stronger mint flavor, add mint sprigs to the pitcher first and muddle with the end of a wooden spoon, then add pomegranate seeds and water.
Serve chilled over ice.
What's Cookin'? is sponsored weekly here on WBKR by Kentucky Legend.
Here's Merritt's most popular recipe from 2021:
MERRITT BATES-THOMAS'S CONFETTI GREEN BEANS
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 Tbsp. minced onion
- 1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
- 2 oz. diced pimento
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts
Place green beans in a colander and rinse well. Break or snap green beans to the desired size.
Place in a 3-quart saucepan and add 3-4 cups of water.
Add olive oil, garlic, and minced onions, and stir into green beans.
Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes with a lid on the saucepan.
Reduce heat to low.
Add Italian seasoning, pimento, and water chestnuts.
Stir into the mixture and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Note: 2 to 3 cans of French-style green beans can be substituted for fresh green beans. Rinse and cook in tap water. Follow directions but eliminate 45-minute cooking time for green beans. Add all ingredients together and cook for 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
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