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Refresh and Recharge: Spa Water Recipe

simple detox water recipe


Happy summer!

I don’t know about you, but I plan on overindulging a little bit this holiday weekend. I never feel like I’m hydrated enough in the summer and I’m not a big fan of plain H2O so I was excited to try this simple detox water recipe I found on Pinterest.

I drank this starting a couple of weeks prior to my niece’s wedding and also ramped up my walking. I lost a few pounds and felt healthier. I also cut out soft drinks.

Why lemon, mint and cucumber? Check out the benefits of each ingredient:

• Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass. Lemon also aides in digestion and boosts your immune system.
• Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.
• Cucumber: Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties.

If you’re looking for a refreshing way to refuel this summer, check this recipe out!

Lemon, Cucumber, Mint Spa Water
Ingredients:

• 12 cups of filtered water (3 quarts)
• 1 medium cucumber
• 2-3 small lemons
• 10-12 fresh mint leaves (lucky for me we have wild mint growing in our back yard

Directions:
Wash lemons and cucumbers; slice thinly. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with water and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

 

I'm Jamie, a 50-year-old Nashville working mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My husband and I have two daughters, three dogs, one cat and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

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