Herbal teas and infusions offer myriad tasty, nutrient-packed ways to start your day. Many of the nourishing herbs that can be enjoyed on a regular basis are best steeped overnight to make a potent herbal infusion. In the evening, put between ½ to 1 ounce of dried herbs in a quart-size Mason jar or French press, boil water, pour over the herbs, and cover. Strain out in the morning and drink at room temperature or very gently reheat, storing any remaining infusion in the refrigerator.
Some wonderful choices are nettle leaf, oat straw, red clover blossoms, red raspberry leaf, horsetail, and alfalfa. While the specific benefits of these herbs vary, all offer loads of vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals and support overall good health. You can sweeten with raw honey or unprocessed stevia powder for even more health benefits.
For those mornings when your evening plans didn't allow for infusion making, try steeping 1 teaspoon per cup of these delicious herbs for 5 to 10 minutes: hibiscus for your heart; peppermint, ginger, or fennel for digestion; and lemongrass for just about everything!