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Healthy Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic) with 8Greens

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Need the perfect summer day drink that tastes delicious AND boasts all the health benefits too? This cool and refreshing healthy mint julep recipe (non-alcoholic) is made with fresh mint, ginger, lime, crushed ice, sparkling water, maple syrup, and a vitamin-packed 8Greens tablet! This iconic Derby-inspired drink is just what you need to cool down this summer!

In honor of summer coming in full swing, what better way to celebrate than with a new summer drink recipe here on the blog?? Especially with abundance of fresh mint this time of year, this healthy mint julep recipe is the perfect summer day drink for all occasions! Plus, they’re so quick and easy to make, so delicious, AND boasts all the health benefits too! Oh, and of course, you can easily whip up a large batch to serve a crowd too!

This cool and refreshing healthy mint julep recipe (non-alcoholic) is made with fresh mint, ginger, lemon, crushed ice, sparkling water, maple syrup, and a vitamin-packed 8Greens tablet! This iconic Derby-inspired drink is just what you need to cool down this summer!

Healthy Mint Julep Ingredients Spotlight

  • Mint: high in antibacterial properties and antioxidants to improve the immune system and aid digestion.
  • Ginger: kick starts digestion and relieves inflammation.
  • 8G Tablet: one tablet is only 15 calories and contains as much vitamin C as 6 oranges, vitamin B6 as 6 cups of spinach, vitamin B5 as 15 cups of broccoli, vitamin B12 and 7 cups of milk and zinc as 3 cups of peas.
  • Maple Syrup: a natural alternative to sugar that’s full of phenolic compounds to help reduce inflammation.
  • Lemon: packed with vitamin C and flavonoids to remove free radicals.
  • Sparkling Water: adds a layer of fizz without all the sugars in regular soda.

What’s The Deal with 8Greens?

I came across 8Greens a few months ago when I read about Dawn Russell, the woman behind 8Greens, and how she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in her mid-20’s. Not only did this put a halt to her modeling career and placed her in constant need of hospital care, Dawn was also diagnosed with a serious bone infection upon her 4th surgery, which left her so weak to the point the doctors ruled out chemotherapy and radiotherapy as treatment options. (Stay with me! This story has a happy ending.) As modern cancer treatments became nonviable, Dawn began doing her own research on alternative treatments. Finally, at age 25, Dawn beat cancer and is now full-time mom and entrepreneur making nutrition more convenient!

It turns out that during her recovery, Dawn noticed that consuming certain types of greens (especially a type of blue-green algae) directly correlated to improving her nausea and weakness levels. And so after 5 years working through 264 prototypes, 8Greens was born—a fizzy green tablet that packs all the nutrients of 8 essential greens, without any sugar, dairy, gluten, or preservatives!

8Greens. Made from REAL Greens.

I wanted to give 8G a go and see what difference it made. After all, I was having such busy days and, honestly, didn’t always have time to get my greens in! After a week of taking 8G, I can honestly say that it’s such an easy, delicious, and versatile way to get my vitamins for the day. I mean seriously, all you need to do is drop one tablet in a glass of water (personally, I prefer using cold sparkling water), give it some time to fizz, then just drink it. Easy peasy! You can drink it as is (it tastes like lemon and lime), or use a tablet to add a nutritional boost to DIY drinks like this healthy mint julep!

What You Need to Make Healthy Mint Julep

  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • ¼ lime, cut into 2 wedges
  • 1 8Greens tablet (use code DWELL20 to get 20% off)
  • 1 cup cold sparkling water
  • maple syrup, to taste
  • ½ cup crushed ice
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How to Make Healthy Mint Julep

  1. Dissolve the 8G tablet in 1 cup cold sparkling water in a glass. Stir in maple syrup until dissolved.
  2. Into a glass, place mint leaves and lime wedges and crush until mint oils and lime juice are released. Do not strain. Fill the glass with crushed ice and sliced ginger, then pour in the 8G maple water mixture. Stir and taste. Add more maple syrup if needed.
  3. Garnish with extra lime wedges and mint leaves. ENJOY!

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Healthy Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic)

DWELL by Michelle
Need the perfect summer day drink that tastes delicious AND boasts all the health benefits too? This cool and refreshing healthy mint julep recipe (non-alcoholic) is made with fresh mint, ginger, lime, crushed ice, sparkling water, maple syrup, and a vitamin-packed 8Greens tablet! This iconic Derby-inspired drink is just what you need to cool down this summer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 172 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • ¼ lime , cut into 2 wedges
  • 1 8Greens tablet
  • 1 cup cold sparkling water
  • maple syrup , to taste
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve the 8G tablet in 1 cup cold sparkling water in a glass. Stir in maple syrup until dissolved.
  • Into a glass, place mint leaves and lime wedges and crush until mint oils and lime juice are released. Do not strain. Fill the glass with crushed ice and sliced ginger, then pour in the 8G maple water mixture. Stir and taste. Add more maple syrup if needed.
  • Garnish with extra lime wedges and mint leaves. ENJOY!
Keyword drinks recipe, easy drinks, healthy drinks, mint julep, mojito, summer drinks

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