Weekend Detox Elixir

  April 4, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

As registered dietitians and personal trainers, our clients always assume we must love eating only healthy foods, are never tempted by sweets and that we’ve certainly never gone overboard with any food or drink.  Ha! If only! 🙂

In fact, just like most people, we’ve experienced one of those weekends where we just felt we had a little too much.  Too much food, too much beverage, too much indulgence or too much whatever, with not enough of the healthy stuff–oy!   So, while you request our drinks to help ya get back on track and help to flush bloat, etc!– and you know it makes our day when you ask us for what you want (Thank you!! 🙂 🙂 )–we, as registered dietitians must deliver–and we, as human beings, must drink them to reap their benefits, too!  That’s why we invented our Lemon and Mint Detox DrinkLemon Ginger Detox, Orange-lime Sparkling Flusher and for double duty 😉 — all these tips in Our 5 Steps to Cleanse The Body Detox and Recharge.

And here’s a weekend Detox Elixir that will immediately jumpstart your mind and body and get you back on the healthy track.

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This Elixir is so easy to toss together that even on the busiest of Sunday nights (or weekday nights) you can pull this baby off by whipping it together and guzzling it–or better yet, by slowly sipping it, as we hope you can do.  After all,  The Weekend Detox Elixir is refreshing and it’s incredible to drink it while picturing its’ pureness slowly flooding your body with nutrients.  From the tea and lemon alone, this drink is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, potassium, and Vitamin C, as well as with fluid to help to restore your body’s normal fluid balance, flush out the bloat and neutralize some of the toxins and leftovers from overindulgence, preventing them from doing some of their damage. For our favorite key tips and why they work to flush toxins and inflammatory compounds from your body (and for more drinks) check out Our 5 Steps to Cleanse The Body Detox and Recharge.

Weekend  Detox Elixir

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 cup flavored seltzer of your choice (can use unflavored seltzer or water if prefer)

1/2 cup green tea (*warm tea is fine),

Juice from 1 lemon (allow sliced lemon to soak in glass if possible)

 

Optional Ingredients (all contain natural medicinal healing components)

Several slices of ginger root (optional)

Several berries, dropped in glass

1-2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice

Several Slices Cucumber

* If using warm or hot tea use 1/2 cup seltzer rather than 1 cup and add 3/4 cup ice cubes)

 

Directions:

1.   Prepare tea.  Allow to cool at least 5 minutes.  Ideally, allow it to chill in refrigerator or to room temperature.

2.   If tea is still warm, pour Seltzer in glass and add the ice.  Stir in the tea.

3. Squeeze juice of lemon in glass and stir.

4. Drop lemon slices in mixture.

5. Stir in optional ingredients and allow to sit for several minutes to release some flavor and nutrients into the water.

6. Enjoy!

Hello Healthy mind and body that’s getting back on track! 🙂

 

This drink has approximately 5-10 calories and is packed with loads of nutrients!

For a 10-day Weight Loss Jumpstart and Detox Plan and more delicious healthy recipes like this, please check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!

 

 

Weekend Detox Elixir
 
This Elixir is so easy to toss together that even on the busiest of Sunday nights (or weekday nights) you can pull this baby off by whipping it together and guzzling it--or better yet, by slowly sipping it, as we hope you can do. After all, The Weekend Detox Elixir is refreshing and it's incredible to drink it while picturing its' pureness slowly flooding your body with nutrients. From the tea and lemon alone, this drink is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, potassium, and Vitamin C, as well as with fluid to help to restore your body's normal fluid balance, flush out the bloat and neutralize some of the toxins and leftovers from overindulgence, preventing them from doing some of their damage.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flavored seltzer of your choice (can use unflavored seltzer or water if prefer)
  • ½ cup green tea (*warm tea is fine),
  • Juice from 1 lemon (allow sliced lemon to soak in glass if possible)
  • Optional Ingredients (all contain natural medicinal healing components)
  • Several slices of ginger root (optional)
  • Several berries, dropped in glass
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice
  • Several Slices Cucumber
  • * If using warm or hot tea use ½ cup seltzer rather than 1 cup and add ¾ cup ice cubes)
Instructions
  1. Prepare tea. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes. Ideally, allow it to chill in refrigerator or to room temperature.
  2. If tea is still warm, pour Seltzer in glass and add the ice. Stir in the tea.
  3. Squeeze juice of lemon in glass and stir.
  4. Drop lemon slices in mixture.
  5. Stir in optional ingredients and allow to sit for several minutes to release some flavor and nutrients into the water.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Hello Healthy mind and body that's getting back on track! 🙂
Nutrition Information
Calories: 5 -10

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