As you may have already heard, I am not making any New Years Resolutions this year, but for many reasons I am starting to increase my water intake. Unfortunately, plain old water gets plain old boring fast; however, I've found that by sprucing it up a bit, not only do I drink more, but I also get the age-old added health and detoxifying benefits of fresh ginger, lemon, cucumbers, and mint!
What you need:
1 1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
8 cucumber slices, skin on
8-10 fresh mint leaves
What to do:
Throw all of your ingredients into your pitcher, fill with water, and refrigerate overnight.
Depending on the size of your pitcher and your taste, you may need to increase/decrease ingredients.
Note: I will typically drink my pitcher of water in a 24-hour period (taking some in a water bottle to work), and will then refill the container at night before bed. After using the ingredients for two pitchers of water in a 48-hour period, discard and start fresh!
P.S.: When I'm trying to watch my calorie intake, I will start my morning off with a glass of Health Kick Water, then have a glass before each meal. Personally, this makes me feel more full after meals.
Bonus: Looking for other healthy kick start recipes? Try my Weight Loss Soup.