from a dream to reality...
For me, getting through summer means LOTS of cool drinks and smoothies. That dreaded season is just around the corner, and that means two things. I’m about to be really miserable for the next 4 months (I’m one of those people who happens to prefer winter), and the shedding of some serious clothing is about to begin. Most of the time I don’t even bother making a real breakfast. In Atlanta, there are many early mornings when you walk out of the door greeted with high temperatures and a wall of humidity. Sometimes it’s just too hot to eat, so I’ll make my way to work with a cool breakfast smoothie in hand (kinda like this one), and a couple bottles of detox water.
This detox water is one of my go-to beverages during the summer because 1, I’m so bad at drinking water if it’s not flavored, and 2, it has some serious detoxing abilities. The vitamin C in lemons and oranges helps to clear the digestive tract and cleanse the liver. There’s also an enzyme in citrus that aids in breaking down fat and toxins. Cucumber is great for re-hydration and has anti-inflammatory properties. And mint also aids in digestion, breaks down fat and eases the stomach. All of that right there makes this water one powerful detox drink. So drink up! Your body will thank you !