Sunday, July 14, 2013

Get Rid of that Bloat...Duh, Drink Water!

So, I make this fruity water that I always like to drink when I'm in need of some cleansing or flushing out of my system. It also promotes hydration because if you like what you are drinking, you are more likely to drink the recommended daily amount. A lot of people tell me that they do not drink enough water because they feel that it has a boring taste. Well, this concoction of mine is anything but boring, and you also get some of the antioxidant benefits from the fruit as well.



After delivering my sweet little baby, I drank this along with plain water, and I found that it really helped get rid of the postpartum bloat and fluid retention you get after baby and from receiving IV fluids at the hospital. Also, it is really important during breastfeeding to stay well hydrated. So here is how I make my special citrus water. Enjoy this refreshing beverage!







My Not So Dirty Fruity Citrus Water Recipe

What you will need:

  • A pitcher
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 10 mint leaves
  • (other additional fruits that you might like to add)
  • 8 cups water
  • Muddling tool (optional)
What you will need to do:

Clean your produce well (choose organic, if not be sure to peel your fruit). Place your lemon, orange, cucumber, ginger, and mint in your pitcher. If you choose to use a muddling tool, muddle (mash) together your ingredients so that they release their natural juices and extracts. This does make the water cloudy, so if you are looking for more of a clear water or a nicer presentation, you may not want to muddle. Add the water to the pitcher, cover, and let chill in the refrigerator for a few hours (the longer it's in there, the more potent and strong of a flavor). Sip throughout the day.



I chose these ingredients for their nutritional and antioxidant benefits. When I really want to amp up the antioxidants, I add things like blueberry, raspberry, or pomegranate. Sometimes, I just change up the fruit for a different flavor. Let me know what you think if you try this recipe. It is not sweet or all that Dirty, but it is definitely refreshing!

2 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious! I'll have to try this sometime. :)
    Water has a boring taste? lol
    I'm always drinking water! I honestly prefer it over soda or SunnyD.

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  2. Soda is very good for digestion. I think too it is not sweet or all that Dirty, but it is definitely refreshing!

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