If you’ve been having a little too much fun this summer and are finding yourself bloated and sluggish, you need to show your liver some love! Too many fatty foods, too much alcohol and not enough water can leave the liver feeling overloaded. In addition to taking a break from the indulgence, this detox water is a great way to help de-bloat and flatten out that puffy summer belly. It’s easy to make, tastes good, and is a great way to keep yourself hydrated too.
- 2 L of Water
- 1 Orange, sliced
- 1 Cucumber, sliced
- 1 Lemon, sliced
- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
Mix all ingredients, store in refrigerator and drink as needed. The longer it sits, the more flavor will diffuse into the water, so be sure to let it sit AT MINIMUM one hour before you drink it.
In the hot summer months, it is especially important to keep your body hydrated. Many of my clients are drinking lots of soda, coffee and energy drinks when they start coaching with me. While these beverages may taste good, they offer very little hydration. In fact, they can actually add to dehydration. Most flavored “waters” like Vitamin water are filled with chemicals and food coloring, making those a less than ideal option as well. So what do I recommend for my clients who need a little flavor in their beverage without the calories and junk? Infused waters!
Infusion is a great way to add a little flavor to your water and encourage an increase in water intake. This is especially great for children who struggle with drinking water. You can create your own flavor combos with your favorite fruits and vegetables, or find recipes to follow online. Make sure you are drinking AT LEAST 8 glasses of water a day, if not more!
Some of my favorite flavor combos are:
- Cucumber & Mint
- Grapefruit & Rosemary
- Grape & Orange
- Raspberry & Lemon
- Grape, Strawberry & Lime