Lemon and Mint “Detox” Drink

This is the ideal drink if you overindulged on food and drink and your intestinal tract is not letting you forget it, i.e.–you’re feeling bloated and your tummy is just full of discomfort.  And it’s one of our faves–so easy and refreshing! Although you may think that these veggie loving twin sisters wouldn’t need or want a drink like this, you likely know about our sweet tooth and that we work hard to keep it in check— and that we too have times where we want to swiftly get back on the straight and narrow! 😉  So you can sign us up for this great lil’ number!

And 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.  And this drink does just that–and it’s ONLY 3 calories!  (If you’re looking for other ways to “detox” check out our 5 Steps to Cleanse the Body, Detox & Recharge!)  You simply need to calm down your insides so they can start settling down, repairing, de-puffing, restoring and rinsing the bloat.  Your body responds to poor food choices (think some such as those with artificial additives and those containing trans fats) and toxins with inflammation.  Chronic inflammation in the body leads to diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.  So preventing that inflammation means not only will you be less inflamed on the inside and have less stomach distress, but also that you’ll be healthier in the long haul! Check out how the ingredients below work their magic in this drink and how they aid the body in its restorative process.  And you may also enjoy our Kale Recharge Smoothie, our Sparkling Cucumber and Refresh Detoxer, and our Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink, just to name a few! 😉

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This drink is so simple, yet it works wonders.  Here’s why:

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The ginger:

  • Ginger is often used to aid in digestion by alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and relieving nausea. It promotes elimination of intestinal gas and acts as an antispasmodic by relaxing and soothing the intestinal tract (goodbye puffiness and bloat, hello calmer, flatter tummy!)
  •   Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, so it protects the cells from damage done by free radicals and other toxins–like those from not-so-great food and drink choices.

 

The Lemon:

  • 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.
  • Let’s face it, when you don’t eat right and you overindulge in junk, you put your body to the test. Lemon gives you a shot of vitamin C and acts as an immune-booster to help strengthen your body after all the havoc it’s just been through.
  • Helps to neutralize free radicals before they can do any further damage and prevents inflammation so that the body can stay calm.

 

The Mint:

  • Mint aids digestion and settles the stomach.
  • Mint (and lemon!) both contain potassium to help restore normal fluid balance and flush out bloat.

 

Lemon & Mint Detox Drink

We suggest drinking this throughout the day.  It’s refreshing, restorative and great for your bloat-free belly! 🙂

 

 Ingredients
1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 lemon, cut in half, half reserved for garnish

Several sprigs of mint

 

Directions

Boil water and make ginger tea by pouring hot water into a cup with the ginger.

Allow to steep for 2- 3 minutes.

Pour the water from the ginger tea through a strainer to remove the ginger and pour into a glass.

Squeeze juice from ½ lemon into ginger tea.

Slice remaining half of lemon and use to garnish.

Add several sprigs of mint (the more the merrier).

Drink warm or cool.

 

Nutrition Facts:  3 Calories

 

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Lemon and Mint Detox Drink
 
3 Calories
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 lemon, cut in half, half reserved for garnish
  • Several sprigs of mint
Instructions
  1. Boil water and make ginger tea by pouring hot water into a cup with the ginger.
  2. Allow to steep for 2- 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the water from the ginger tea through a strainer to remove the ginger and pour into a glass.
  4. Squeeze juice from ½ lemon into ginger tea.
  5. Slice remaining half of lemon and use to garnish.
  6. Add several sprigs of mint (the more the merrier).
  7. Drink warm or cool.
  8. Nutrition Facts:
  9. Calories

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