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Lemon Lime Detox Water Recipe for Better Health

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Water is incredibly good for our bodies, but it does get a little boring after a while. I have been trying to come up with interesting ways to flavor it for better hydration this summer. Did you know that you can add certain things to water that not only add flavor but are beneficial to our health as well?  There has been quite a bit of buzz lately in the health community about detox water and while I’m not sure if it is the miracle cure some people make it out to be, it is certainly tasty and getting more water into our bodies is definitely a good thing! Another perk of detox water (besides the flushing of toxins) is that it is supposed to slim down our waistline.  Definitely an ongoing goal of mine now that I am on the other side of forty!

How to Make Lemon Lime Detox Water

So, why were these ingredients chosen for my detox water?  Here is a quick look at each ingredient and what it offers in terms of our health:

  • Cucumbers contain citrulline which is an amino acid.  It helps flush ammonia from our liver and kidneys which is produced during our body’s breakdown of protein.
  • Lemons are good for digestion and help relieve constipation, bloating and gas thus helping slim our waistline.
  • Mint helps improve the flow of bile, which aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.
  • Limes have a similar benefit to our bodies as lemons.  You can read more about the health benefits of limes to see what amazing and TASTY little fruits they are!

You can make up this detox water in bulk and refill the water portion of the drink several times before having to replace the fruits and veggies.  Invest in a large glass jug with a spout like the one from Alladin.  Once you have the fruits and vegetables added, just fill with water and leave it in the fridge for use throughout the day.  General rule of thumb is that we should be drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water per day (approximately 8 ounces each).  Drink more or less, depending on personal preference.

Health Benefits of Detox Water

Lemon Lime Detox Water

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Lemon Lime Detox Water Recipe
 
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Refreshing way to detox our bodies and stay hydrated.
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 2 liters
Ingredients
  • 2 liters of water
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Put mint, fruits and vegetables into a large glass container with a spout for pouring.
  2. Fill with water and ice
  3. Drink 6 to 8 cups per day
  4. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 to 3 days

 

citrulline which is an amino acid that has been shown to help our liver and kidneys get rid of ammonia which is a by product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy.
Read more at http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/02/03/natural-belly-slimming-detox-water-recipe/#UXgzh36ZGTsRbWcE.99

Read more at http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/02/03/natural-belly-slimming-detox-water-recipe/#UXgzh36ZGTsRbWcE.99

citrulline which is an amino acid that has been shown to help our liver and kidneys get rid of ammonia which is a by product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy.
Read more at http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/02/03/natural-belly-slimming-detox-water-recipe/#UXgzh36ZGTsRbWcE.99

Read more at http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/02/03/natural-belly-slimming-detox-water-recipe/#UXgzh36ZGTsRbWcE.99

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. Sounds delicious. Love that jug. It’s perfect for summer.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds delicious. I have made lemon infused water before, but I love the addition of the mint!

  3. I have a couple of their lidded jars with straws, but I need to get one of the big jugs like that so I can start doing this too!

    • nice to keep outside on the picnic table for doing yard work or when the kids are out playing. Cuts down on juice boxes and plastic water bottles!

  4. This looks so yummy I would drink it even if it weren’t healthy! It is the type of thing you get at the spa. I am pinning and tweeting.

    • Thanks for sharing! I have seen versions of this at spas. They look elegant but are so simple to make!

  5. I hadn’t even heard of detox water, but it sounds great! At the very least, it’d get me to drink more water!

  6. this would be a wonderful drink to relax and have in the summer. I would love to make this for my family.

  7. I drink a lot of lemon water but I think I need to up my game and try this recipe – looks delicious!

  8. That looks very refreshing!

  9. Especially after the JUNK I ate and drank this Holiday weekend I need this bad! Thank you :) It sounds so refreshing.

    • Yeah, I tend to go a little crazy on the junk over the weekend too. Always feel better after a couple days of eating healthy again!

  10. I like this, it’s all natural. I so need to try this sounds safe while breastfeeding.

    • I was always dying of thirst when I was nursing! Definitely need to boost the water intake for making milk for babies!

  11. I love infused waters because they are a great soda alternative.

  12. OH I am so making this!!! It sounds so refreshing, too! Love it.

  13. Ashley - Embracing Beauty says:

    What a yummy way to detox! I might be able to do this!!

  14. Brandy M. says:

    I always say I love water but in honestly that is because I used to have it only when we went out to eat. Now that I am drinking more water in my own house I am looking for ways to add flavor without adding calories.

    • I really like the flavored waters but most add artificial ingredients and have more calories than I really want!

  15. Keikilani says:

    My sister is really into detox water like this. I am going to have to try your recipe. It looks refreshing!

  16. Water by itself is refreshing but sometimes if you drink it often it gets a little boring so this is a fantastic recipe to mix things up in a healthy way :)

  17. My husband and I are trying to make some healthy changes in our lives; this would be a perfect drink for us! Plus, it looks amazing in that jar!

  18. My friend just had a graduation party and she had strawberry and passion fruit infused water as well as cucumber mint infused water. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first one but the cucumber and mint was wonderful! And such a healthy alternative :)

    • I told my daughter the next one I make will be a watermelon strawberry….she if very fond of watermelon!

  19. I really need to drink more water, but I hate the taste of it. This detox water would not only be good for me, it would probably help me get in my daily water intake!

  20. Oh my… I have heard about detoxes before but have never tried one. This sounds awesome. Will have to give it a try. Thanks so much!

  21. I have all the equipment to make the different water flavors. I need to get it together and make them up.

  22. I love infused water. This one sounds delicious!

  23. This looks delicious. I keep meaning to try making infused water. It looks so refreshing

  24. I love lemon infused water and cucumber infused water. I’ve never tried the two together with mint. Definitely sounds refreshing!

  25. I bet that would be very refreshing. I bet even hubby would like it

  26. I drink a lot of water every day but normally just ice water. What a great idea of making your own infused water at home.

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