Spring is Here! I’ll drink (a delicious detox water) to that!

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Happy first day of Spring! Bring on the tulips! :)

Happy first day of Spring! Bring on the tulips! 🙂

Hallelujah! Spring is finally here! Even though they may be calling for snow on Tuesday just knowing that it’s not winter anymore makes beautiful days like today and tomorrow seem that much better. It sure didn’t seem like this winter would ever end.

If you’re celebrating the beginning of spring by doing some spring cleaning around the house it’s also a great time to do some spring cleaning for your body too. I made a pitcher of detox water today and not only was it refreshing but it was pretty darn yummy too!

Detox Water [The Write Side of Life] - Detox / Infused waters are refreshing and also delicious

Detox Water [The Write Side of Life] – Detox / Infused waters are refreshing and also delicious

DETOX WATER RECIPE:

2 Quarts purified/filtered water
1/2 Cucumber – sliced
2 Lemons – sliced
10-12 mint leaves – muddled or ripped to release flavor
1/2 tsp Ground turmeric

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and chill in refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!

If you’re already a fan of water with lemon then I think you’ll find this mix delicious as is but, if you like your tea sweet, you could always add a little honey to this too.

If you’re looking to start a diet, adding some cayenne pepper to this drink will also help to curb your appetite and as studies show, also aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients by our bodies.

Infused waters are a terrific way to jazz up plain old water and avoid turning to sodas, sports drinks or juices that are full of unwanted ingredients or a lack of nutritious ingredients. Have fun with it and add other fruits like strawberries, oranges, or whatever tickles your fancy. Go hog (or hare) wild…it’s Spring after all! 😉

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