Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system or want to lose weight, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your tastebuds' needs.
Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.
Why water: H20 is just plain good for us, but it’s thought that it helps flush nasty toxins and waste through our system, giving organs like the liver and kidney an easier time doing their job.
Why lemon (or lime): Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas.
Why mint leaves: Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.
-1-2 liters’ of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste
-1 lemon or lime
-A handful of fresh mint leaves (approximately 10-13)
Watermelon & Mint:
Slice up a good amount of watermelon into cubes and put them into a jug or pitcher. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves and pour in 2 liters of cool water, filling the jug all the way to the top. Let this sit overnight in the fridge and let all the flavors steep and infuse the water. When you want to drink it, just pour and enjoy throughout the day.
Cucumber & Lemon
Sliced lemon (or lime), sliced cucumber, a handful of mint leaves; add water and let sit in fridge overnight. Drink throughout the day. Great recipe to help clear your skin.