Whether you’re trying to cut sugars from your diet or trying to flush out toxins from your body, this amazing detox drink will satisfy your needs. It contains watermelon or cucumber, lemon or lime, mint leaves and water.
Why watermelon or cucumber?
Both ingredients are rich in water and can flush toxins from your body. Watermelon contains citrulline, an organic compound (amino acid) which can help the liver and kidneys filter out ammonia. Ammonia is a by-product of the protein our body burns for energy and it’s very harmful for our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, although in smaller amounts.
Why lemon or lime?
These citrus fruits can regulate your digestive system, stimulate bile production, thin out the bile and allow it to move freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends in the small intestine in order to break down the fats we’ve consumed during the day.
Why mint leaves?
Mint leaves give the drink a refreshing flavor, but they also improve your digestion and bile flow while relaxing cramped stomach muscles.
Water is essential for out body – it can flush out toxins and waste materials from the body and ease the job of the kidneys and the liver.
Here’s how to prepare the drink:
1-2 l. of water (depending on your preferred taste)
1 lemon or lime
1 cucumber or a part of watermelon
A handful of mint leaves
Slice the watermelon into cubes and put them in a pitcher, then add pieces of lemon or lime into it. Add the mint leaves in the end, and pour water over the mix, filling the pitcher to the top. Leave the drink to infuse overnight, and you can enjoy it in the morning with a few ice cubes.
- Try different combinations and see what suits you best;
- Try pouring the water first before adding the fruit pieces;
- Don’t add ice cubes in the pitcherjug – pour a glass of the drink and add the ice cubes in the glass;
- Start with 2 l. of water for the drink in the beginning, then experiment with smaller amounts;