Detox Water

Hi Everyone!

Today I have for you a super simple, good for you recipe that takes no time to make at all!  It’s my Detox Water.  Yes, I am sharing with you a water recipe.  Trust me, you will love this water, especially for those who don’t like to drink plain water.

Detox Water
My Detox Water is not your traditional kind of water, it contains all of the components to make you feel good. It cleans out your kidneys, helps with bloating, it’s great for the skin and helps detoxify any bad germies in your system. As a plus for me it works great to help with your digestive system. It’s made with fresh cucumber, lemon slices, lime slices, grapefruit slices, fresh sliced ginger and fresh mint leaves.
Detox Water Ingredients
The breakdown of each ingredient is this:
Lemons, grapefruit and limes – Citrus fruit helps detoxify the kidneys, and the lemon has antioxidant compounds called limonoids that activate detoxifying enzymes.
Ginger – Is a digestive tonic that aids circulation.
Peppermint – is a natural appetite suppressant and antimicrobial that eliminates germs in food and makes you feel fuller.
Cucumber – It fresh, helps de-puff your body and is excellent for your skin.
Detox Water
I make this water before I go to bed so I have it first thing when I wake up before your morning cup of coffee. I recommend drinking at least 8 cups of this water a day. I try to go 10 cups.

When to drink:

  • First thing in the morning, when you get up.
  • Before every meal
  • Throughout the day
  • Cup before bed

Detox Water

Detox Water
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8 cups
  • Serving size: 1 cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A refreshing pitcher of water filled with fresh fruit that will help detoxify your body.
Ingredients
  • ½ gallon purified water
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • ½ lime, sliced
  • ½ grapefruit, sliced
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger, sliced (add more if you like)
  • A small handful of peppermint leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large picture add all of your ingredients and give it a mix. Add some ice cubes if you like. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before drinking. Discard the water after 24 hours if you don't drink it all.
  2. Recipe slightly modified from Skinny Mommy
Notes
Please be sure not to drink it after 24 hours, as the fruit tend to get soggy, strong tasting from the citrus.

Also, you can also add sliced oranges if you like.

No calories in this drink! Drink as much as you like and enjoy!

Detox Water
Not only am I detoxifying my body by drinking this water everyday, but I am also going to do that with my life, starting with the kitchen! I have cleaned out all of the bad, overly to processed foods, cleaned out the cabinets and drawers and cleaned out the fridge. I also cut up fresh vegetables, checked my fruit for blemishes and got rid of the old. I now know I am on my way to a healthier year. I can only hope that it will stay that way!!

I am really looking forward to 2014, I just know it will be a great year for health!!! Now to get my Husband on board!

Have a wonderful day!! Be sure to drink your water!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  Tomorrow I have the most awesome recipe!  It contains peanut butter and chocolate.  But that’s all I’m telling you!!

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Comments

  1. LOVE this, I really need to get rid of all the bloat!!
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  2. Well, this makes drinking water so much more fun! Happy 2014!
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  3. Kentucky Lady 717 says:

    8-10 cups a day ! I have a problem just drinking 4 cups of water a day….don’t think I will be able to do this, but will tell my daughter, she may want to try this…..it looks very good….

    • You should try! Have a cup before every meal and when you get up in the morning. Try it for a couple of days. You’ll feel better about yourself and it fills you up! :) Believe me I know, it’s hard to drink water, I tend to slack on it myself, but I’m trying! Not only is it good for the insides, but it’s also great for your skin! :) Happy New Years!!!

  4. Dang – I have everything except the mint for this at home right now. Looks great – I’ll definitely try it out sometime soon :)
    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen recently posted…Cilantro and Lime Fish Tacos with Cilantro and Lime CremaMy Profile

  5. Happy New Year, Jen! I love your recipe for detox water. Back in the summer, I started making jugs of water flavoured simply with slices of orange or lemon, with cucumber and different herbs. Processed juice has too much sugar and I’m really bad about drinking enough water in a day so I thought that flavoured water was the perfect alternative. I can’t wait to try this!
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    • Hi Nancy! I agree about juices, and I tend to drink them a bit to much, that’s why I made the water. Something easy to grab, tasty, healthy and guilt-free. I have been bad at drinking water too and flavoring your water makes it so much easier. Happy New Years to you Nancy!!

  6. This looks lovely! In an effort to cut down on cost – could you use the same ingredients the next day and just add fresh water? Or would that be nonsensical?

  7. i definitely need this. it looks great!
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  8. Thank you for this recipe. The photos are beautiful, and so is the drink itself. I made a pitcher of detox water today (at least a variation of it). It was super easy, healthy, delicious. Thank you!

  9. Saira Khan says:

    Ahhh I’m so glad I found this and you! Thank you sooo much! :) just looking at this drink gives me a lot of motivation into being healthier

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