As we were writing our latest book, The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure we started to get more and more requests for “Detox” drinks that could flood the body with nutrients to fight free radical damage while also flushing bloat? That’s why we made de-puffing dreamsicles like our Orange-Lime Sparkling Flusher and our Slimming Raspberry Mint Detox Spritzer. And now we just can’t stop creating more! 🙂 This tasty, refreshing water infused with pomegranate and tangerine flushes bloat and helps to mop up the damage caused by toxins, helping your body in it’s detox process!
How does it work its’ magic?
Although it sounds counterintuitive, you need extra water to flush excess bloat. That’s why we always have our clients (and we do it too!) drink water to flush the bloating culprit (typically salt and/or sugar) as well as the water it’s holding in your tissues (creating bloat). The magical anti-bloat combination is water and potassium. Together they help to restore normal fluid balance. That’s why we included pomegranate and tangerines–they are packed with potassium and they taste delish!
We also included the pomegranate and the tangerine because they are both superstar detoxifiers. They are packed with phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals that would otherwise age your body and lead to disease. So they help to mop up some of the damage that’s caused by overdoing it on damaging fried foods, processed foods and alcoholic beverages, as well as the damage created from pollution, stress and cigarette smoke.
Pomegranate Tangerine Detox Flusher
8 ounces cold water
3 Tablespoons pomegranate arils
4 tangerine sections, sliced into 4-5 pieces per slice (oranges, clementines and grapefruits can be used instead of tangerines.
Pour water in a glass. Add fruit and stir. Allow to sit to intensify flavor and stir again. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information: Water without fruit: 2 Calories; Water with fruit: 28 Calories
- 8 ounces water
- 3 Tablespoons pomegranate arils
- 4 tangerine sections (sliced into 4-5 pieces per slice [oranges, clementines and grapefruits can be used instead of tangerines]).
- Pour water in a glass. Add fruit and stir. Allow to sit to intensify flavor and stir again. Enjoy!