Hey Guys! As promised here is the post about detox water. These have been one of the keys to my current weight loss. So to start off.

What is Detox water?

Detox water is water that has been infused with different foods, mostly fruits and herbs, that helps your body in different ways. What ways you ask, well it depends on what you infuse your water with. So, I’ve included a list of some of the most popular ingredients and how they help your body.

Apple

  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids weight loss
  • Boosts immune system

Basil

  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Fights depression

Berries (Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, etc…)

  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Boosts immune system

Cinnamon

  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Aids digestion
  • Improves brain function

Cucumber

  • Flushes out toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Aids digestion

Grapefruit

  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids weight loss
  • Improve digestion
  • High in antioxidants
  • Helps lower cholesterol

Lemon & Lime

  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids digestion
  • Boosts immune system
  • Rejuvenates skin

Mint

  • Aids digestion
  • Eases stomach aches
  • Fights depression

Orange

  • Flushes toxins
  • Boost immune system

Watermelon

  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Improves blood flow
  • Boosts immune system

What now?

Well now is when you choose your favorite combination. There are many other ingredients, as well, that can be used such as ginger, pineapple, melons, etc… Here are some of my favorite flavor combinations

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Watermelon Mint
  • Lemon/Lime and Cucumber (add some mint, YES Please!)
  • Strawberry Lemon with Basil
  • Orange Blueberry
  • Raspberry Lemon with Mint
  • Lemon Grapefruit (also add strawberries YUM!)
  • Strawberry Kiwis with Lemon
  • Strawberry Kiwi with Cucumber
  • Pineapple Mint
  • Orange Blackberry with Mint
  • Ginger Apple with Lemongrass
  • Rosemary Grapefruit
  • Berry¬†Lemon

Also consider adding a green tea bag to your water while it infuses. That helps with mental awareness and overall alertness and energy levels.

How do we infuse the water?

Well, It’s pretty simple, The amount of each ingredient depends on what flavor you are going for¬†and your personal taste. I typically use about a cup to a cup and half of ingredients to a quart of water. From there it is really up to youDetox Water

  1. Gather, Wash, and cut your ingredients as needed
    • With herbs wash gently as to not wash all the oils of the leaves.
  2. Muddle all the ingredients to release all the good stuff and fill with water
    • For a pitcher I use the back end of a wooden spoon
  3. Leave this in the fridge for about four hours to overnight
  4. You can use the fruit mixture 2 to 3 more times.
    • Don’t use it more than that or it can become bitter (don’t ask me how I know)

 

You can also make a single glass at a time. I use much more fruit to lower the infusion time and just refill as necessary. I usually let it sit about 30 minutes with this method. Here’s Pictures of my process for a single serving.

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What I do daily:

  • I make a pitcher before I go to bed each night
  • In the morning I strain it into my water bottle then refill the pitcher
  • I repeat this until that night when I’m going to bed and make a fresh batch
  • I’ll make single severing when I want a different flavor in the middle of the day

Tips:

  • I know I don’t always make it through the fruit in time. When it starts to go bad freeze it. The mix the frozen berries with milk, vanilla, and a touch of sweetener to have a nice smoothie.
  • Drink your water cold, It help burn more calories that way
  • If you use a green tea bag, replace it each time you refill the pitcher.
  • Make water YOU like. If you don’t like it, you probably won’t drink it.

What do you infuse into your water?

Let us know below!!

-Katy

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