We’re starting to love weekends even more thanks to your requests, thank you! 🙂 It makes our day to hear you’d like more of our “cleansing”, bloat-flushing drinks and lately after the weekends, you’re especially requesting them–and we couldn’t be more flattered or happier to make them! We admit, we been lovin’ ’em too! Like this Mixed Citrus Ginger Flush, Lyssie can’t stop sipping –it’s loaded with great stuff to get your body back on the straight and slim! 😉 Although your body is equipped to detox and cleanse itself on its own, naturally, certain health-promoting foods and drinks, assist it in its process. This like most of them will help to prevent you from feeling hungry and overdoing it on unhealthy foods as it fills your stomach — and contains anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and ingredients that help the body in it’s natural detoxification process. As you lose weight these nutrients become especially vital– they are needed to flush toxins including end products of fat metabolism. Since fat holds on to toxins, as you slim down, these rinsing ingredients are a key component in keeping your body healthy. OR if you overindulge, these same nutrients are key to get rid of those toxins!
If you’ve seen our other drinks you know that in addition to starting our day by drinking a large glass of water, on days when we want an extra lift, we also have one of our refreshers like our Kale Recharge Smoothie, Sparkling Cucumber and Refresh Detoxer, or we go for one of our smoothies that use the Easiest Way To Get our Greens — or when we feel like we want a fresh start after eating foods that we don’t typically eat, we’ve now added this!
The great ingredients in this drink (you’ve likely seen these before from our other “detox” drinks)–and we included this info for you science geeks like us, who love knowing what everything is doing for your bod! ) :):
Mint Buh bye bloat! We like to think of mint as a peace maker in the body 😉 It eases indigestion and calms the stomach, likely by improving the flow of bile through the stomach, which helps to speed and ease digestion. Thanks in part to it’s anti-inflammatory antioxidant rosmarinic acid, it “calms your insides” to ease the havoc inside your body!
Lime helps to promote the activity of a liver enzyme that converts toxic substances to less harsh chemicals. Thanks to its d-limonene, lime helps the liver! It’s also got vitamin C, which keeps the skin radiant and youthful by helping to boost levels of collagen, which helps to keep the skin elastic. And they add a refreshing perk to any drink!
Grapefruit (and lime too) are the ideal “flushing” food–packed with potassium and water to restore normal fluid balance and flush out any bloating salt that may be causing you to store water and puffiness. Plus it’s a great source of free-radical neutralizing, vitamin C.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has so many benefits—and you may remember it from our Rise & Shine Smoothie. Research shows that ACV may be the small edge you’re looking for to help to control your weight.
You’ve probably heard that apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight. Small amounts before a meal may help lower your blood sugar. It seems that acetic acid, the main component in vinegar, may interfere with the body’s ability to digest starch; less starch being broken down into calories in the bloodstream could mean a little less fat on your body over time.
It doesn’t take much vinegar—just about two teaspoons.
Although more research is needed, as long as you don’t have trouble digesting foods that are high in acid, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try!
NOTE: Keep in mind that consuming too much acetic acid can hurt your throat. A tablespoon of vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water and taken before a meal is a safe dose. Go for this delish g’mornin smoothie to get a dose of ACV (and some delicious and wholesome nutrient-packed foods!)!
Apple Cider Vinegar & Lime “Detox” Drink
This drink has the perfect combination of “de-puffing” ingredients to keep off the bloat and make you feel light, refreshed and incredible! 😉
Makes 3 servings
24 oz. water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 lime, preferably organic as the peel is included
½ large pink grapefruit
4-5 Mint leaves (or more if you like)
1. Slice the lime and cut the grapefruit into quarters.
2. Fill a large pitcher or jar with 24 ounces (3 cups) of water.
4. Add the apple cider vinegar to the water and stir.
5. Then add the lime, grapefruit, and mint leaves to the water. Lightly stir the entire mixture.
6. Put the detox water in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or even let it sit over night. Enjoy!
Without fruit: 2 Calories, 0 g fat, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium
With fruit: 25 Calories, 0 g fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 2 g fiber, 0 mg sodium
- 24 oz. water
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ lime, preferably organic as the peel is included
- ½ large pink grapefruit
- 4-5 Mint leaves (or more if you like)
- Slice the lime and cut the grapefruit into quarters.
- Fill a large pitcher or jar with 24 ounces (3 cups) of water.
- Add the apple cider vinegar to the water and stir.
- Then add the lime, grapefruit, and mint leaves to the water. Lightly stir the entire mixture.
- Put the detox water in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or even let it sit over night, enjoy!
Without fruit: 1 Calories: 0 g fat, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium