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Well, when it comes to beverages it seems as though we have come full circle. All manner of exotic chemicals and ingredients have been added to refreshing drinks in the name of “improving them”. And what do we find at the end of the day? That sometimes simple really is best – and that the most delicious, most nutritious drinks on the planet appear to be those made with water, fruit and herbs.
In the last few years, “detox waters” have become extremely popular and people are discovering the wonderful cleansing, hydrating effects that these simple waters are having on their bodies.
We discovered this tremendous, super-healthy yet simple recipe, called “sassy water”, on the splendid A Sweet Simple Life blog and had to share it with you. It calls for lemon, cucumber, mint leaves and water. It’s also possible to mix it up a little and include other fresh culinary herbs (for example ginger) and other fruit!
One of the other benefits of these amazing recipes is the significant money saving over store-bought drinks… this could seriously add up! A third benefit – not often discussed – is the fact that you aren’t using any “evil” plastic bottles, which as we know are rapidly becoming a very serious ecological problem. Bonus “style points” if you use one of those cool “old school” Ball Mason jars…
It’s said by natural health aficionados that these waters are splendid taken first thing in the morning or last thing at night. It’s also claimed that in addition to flushing impurities out of the system, these waters may even assist with weight loss and getting a flat tummy. One thing is for certain: they don’t have the calorific impact of sugared drinks!
Here’s the link to the full original recipe: http://www.asweetsimplelife.com/home/2012/1/16/sassy-water.html Enjoy!
One thing to note – these waters will not keep fresh forever. Clean the jars really thoroughly, clean the fruit thoroughly when preparing the drinks, keep the waters refrigerated and consume within a day to be on the safe side.