Lemon Cucumber Detoxifying Water: 5 Minute Recipe
Hey guys! Today’s recipe is a quick lemon/cucumber/ginger/mint detox drink that will help flush your internal systems of toxins. It’s a refreshing recipe and I hope you love it as much as I love dancing on street corners to music that doesn’t exist except in my head!
Also, this is a great drink to try before starting the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge.
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How this drink detoxifies you:
Cucumbers rejuvinate you through energy-boosting vitamin B. It also contains a lot of fiber that aids in removing toxins from the body, as well as aiding digestion.
The ginger aids digestion and also has anti-inflammatory properties. In 2010, there was a study done that followed people who consumed two grams of ginger each day for about eleven days. It turned out those people had a 25% drop in exercise-induced muscle pain. So all you runners/serious athletes out there? DRINK THIS!
Lemons clean your bowels, and neutralizes free radicals that cause aging. Lemons also contain 22 anti-cancer properties.
Mint promotes good digestion and contains enzymes that could prevent cancer.
Now let’s make this crazy delicious thing!
- 1/2 a cucumber, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/4 of a peeled and sliced ginger root
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
Cut everything up and chuck it into a pitcher!
I have never cut up ginger root before now (*fist pumps* *checks item off bucket list*) but it’s pretty easy. Just make sure you peel the little chunk of ginger you’re going to use BEFORE you cut that piece from the ginger root– if you don’t have anything to hold onto while peeling it can be really tough to peel the small thing.
Also don’t add too much ginger. As you see in the picture, I only added like three small chunks into the water.
You can keep refilling the pitcher with water for about 3-4 days before you need to replace the ingredients.
It lasts for a pretty long time/or I’m just a lazy person.
Anyways, let me know what you think of this recipe or tell me a lame joke! The comments exist for a reason, and that reason is that I love you guys and my Tumblr inbox is less of a public discussion and more of a soapbox.
Liked this recipe? Check out FIVE MORE detox fruit waters!
Looking for some more clean and simple summery recipes?
- Get classy with my Sparkling Raspberry Spinach Smoothie!
- Check out my 4 Ingredient Jicama Mandarin Summer Salad!
- Or dabble in my vegan Nori Veggie Wraps!