Herbed Fruit Flusher

  June 27, 2013  |    Blog>Recipes

We love adding some oomph to water up by flavoring it! You’ll get the added benefits of the fruit or vegetable that you add to your water – on top of the great factor of water keeping you hydrated!

Here are some of our favorite water add-ins!

flavored water


Cucumber: A natural cooling agent that provides vitamins C, A and K along with iron, potassium and calcium!

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Mint: Packed with antioxidants that help with overall health and a natural breath freshener.

Strawberry: Packed with vitamin C, fiber*, antioxidants! Also a great source for manganese and potassium.

Apple: Great source of vitamin C and fiber*! Low in calories and inexpensive!

Kiwi: A great source of vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and fiber*! It adds an extra tropical taste to your water!

*You’ll only get the benefit of the fiber if you eat the fruit itself, not just drink the flavored water.

So while there are a ton of ways to add flavor to your water – try this simple twist to add a little bit of fruit and herbs to your water today!

This drink flushes bloat!  Here’s how it works its magic (it assists your body in its natural detoxification process):

Psst… here are a few other bloat-flushing drinks to try:

Kale Recharge Smoothie

Sparkling Cucumber and Refresh Detoxer

Flushes bloat: When either of us feel bloated, we must sound like 80 year old ladies complaining to each other 😉 . To put ourselves out of the misery of having to hear each other complain we made this bloat-busting drink. Water, in combination with potassium from the strawberries, mango, raspberries, pineapple and mint help restore normal fluid balance and flush salt-and the bloat that comes with it. And the water/fluid that you get as you drink this throughout the day keeps flushing your intestines to keep you regular and prevent unsightly gut bulges from constipation. Buh bye bloat!

Helps prevent sweet cravings: For starters, simply drinking this healthy drink takes up space in your stomach, preventing you from feeling overly hungry. When you’re hungry, it’s hard to make a rationale decision about what to eat and it’s easy to give into sweet cravings (or that candy on your co-workers desk). And although you may not realize it, as you hydrate your body with this slightly sweet and tangy elixir, it helps to carry blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout your body, energizing you so that your brain doesn’t crave a quick pick-me-up (i.e. sugar). If you often wake up craving sugar, try drinking a large glass of this first and see how you feel, if you’re like us and our clients, you’ll be pretty excited about what it does to set you back on the healthy train!

Another bonus? As is the case with most of our drinks, you’ll boost your immunity and help to prevent free radicals from damaging your cells and from causing inflammation thanks to vitamin C from the strawberries, mango, raspberries, pineapple and mint. As you stop damage and inflammation on the inside, your body can restore and recharge –you’ll be more peaceful on the inside for a healthier body!

We recommend you starting your day off right by drinking this and eating The Most Satisfying Weight Loss Breakfast. 🙂

Herbed Fruit Flusher

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • ½ cup mango
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • a sprig of mint
  • Water
  • Ice

Directions

  • Place a sprig of mint In a large bowl, use the handle of a wooden spoon to press and twist and bruise leaves to release flavor.
  • Add all fruit to large bowl and press and twist with handle of wooden spoon, just enough to release some of the juices.
  • Fill a jar or pitcher with ice cubes. Add herb and fruit mixture to jar or pitcher. Add enough water to fill jar or pitcher to the top.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

What’s a combination you would try to spice up your water?!

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 cup: 26 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 4 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 1 mg sodium

 

Herbed Fruit Flusher
 
Nutrition Facts : Serving Size: 1 cup: 26 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 4 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 1 mg sodium
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup mango
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • a sprig of mint
  • Water
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Place a sprig of mint In a large bowl, use the handle of a wooden spoon to press and twist and bruise leaves to release flavor.
  2. Add all fruit to large bowl and press and twist with handle of wooden spoon, just enough to release some of the juices.
  3. Fill a jar or pitcher with ice cubes. Add herb and fruit mixture to jar or pitcher. Add enough water to fill jar or pitcher to the top.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
  5. What’s a combination you would try to spice up your water?!

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