New Year Detox!
The Holidays are over, which often means: (A) we had a jolly good time, and (B) we drank and ate too much.
I always have to chuckle when I see the advertisements and commercials at the beginning of a new year, stuffed with promotions for diet products and sport attributes. Yes, commercialism knows it! We probably enjoyed life a little bit too much and now we have to deal with the consequences. After all, we have high hopes for this year. We even made some New Year resolutions (which often have something to do with ‘I will not … anymore’ or ‘I will … more’).
So, a great detox recipe is here to save your day: Lemon Mint Water! You can’t wish for a better way to start your day and brand new year! Drinking lemon water has a powerful cleansing effect on you liver, kidneys and blood. It is high in vitamin C, good for your skin, aids the digestive system and helps to get rid of body toxins. A perfect way to integrate in your daily life is to drink a glass of lemon water in the morning 15-20 minutes prior breakfast. Or drink a few glasses after an intensive workout session to help eliminating the waste products from the body. Also a great remedy if you feel like getting ill, it can contribute to curing a cold. Happy detoxing!
- 1 Lemon
- 2-3 stalks Fresh Mint
- Pour water into a pitcher.
- Cut up your lemon into 4 pieces. Squeeze the lemon pieces above the water, so that their juice mixes with the water but the slices do not lose their round shape. Add the lemons to the water.
- Add the mint leaves. Stir with a long spoon. Let it steep for a few minutes until the flavours open up.
- Add ice cubes if you plan to serve the water immediately or place the pitcher in the fridge.