I am so sorry, I am still sick and I can’t make it to the kitchen. I feel just horrible. The weekend killed me because that is when I do all of my baking and cooking for the week. Needless to say it has been canned soup for dinners this week. I am hoping to feel better soon so I can give you some new recipes. So in the meantime I am sharing with you one of my most popular posts. It is for Detox Water. I love this water and make it all of the time. Give it a try, it is so refreshing and has great flavor. Here is the post from January 2, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- Recipe slightly modified from Skinny Mommy
Also, you can also add sliced oranges if you like.
No calories in this drink! Drink as much as you like and enjoy!
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!