Flat Belly Water :: Refreshing

Flavored water is very refreshing, and pairing up these ingredients that aid in digestion has lead to what I call flat belly water.

Flat Belly Water :: Lemon / Cucumber / Mint / Ginger….plus the health benefits of each.

Benefits:

Lemon – Is a superfood that aids in digestion, plus, Dr. Oz says could “be a wrinkle fighter”.  Lemons  are also a good alkaline source with helps balance your ph levels, supports weight loss and lemon juice is known for preventing kidney stones.

CucumbersReduce the build up of water in the circulatory system, letting you flush out the excess water instead of leaving inside to build up.  Cucumbers contain silica which help your build healthy muscle tissue as well as known for helping clear skin that is prone to acne.

Mint –  Can help stop stomach aches, reduce headaches and decrease congestion.   It also kills any harmful bacteria, keeping your mouth naturally clean.

Ginger – Aids in circulation, helps clear up sinuses and reduce gas symptoms.  Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory, which can help in reducing joint pain and aches.

All these ingredients have many health benefits (only a few listed above), but essentially all help aid in digestion.  This is why I refer to it as the flat belly water. Drinking this water will not cause you to retain water. It will cleanse your body and leave you feeling refreshed.

Flat Belly Water :: Lemon / Cucumber / Mint / Ginger….plus the health benefits of each.

Ingredients

2-3 large lemons, thinly sliced

1 Cucumber, thinly sliced

18-20 mint leaves

1/2 – 1 tbsp ginger, ground

1 gallon of water

Directions

Step 1: Thoroughly wash all fruits and veggies and thinly slice the lemon and cucumber.

(If you don’t have a slicer, I suggest purchasing one if you plan on doing this a few times a week.  I use this slicer from target which works very well and doesn’t take up much room in storage.)

Step 2: Fill container with ingredients and fill to the top with water.

(I prefer to use this 1.25 gallon slim water jug in my fridge.  I found it at The Container Store  and they have multiple sizes.)

Step 3: Soak in fridge overnight and enjoy within 2 days.

If you drink a gallon of water on day 1, you can refill it up and let it soak a second night with the same ingredients (just add more ginger).  Mint leaves will start to go bad after about 2 days of soaking.

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30 thoughts on “Flat Belly Water :: Refreshing

  1. Im really looking forward to trying this mint Ginger lemon water. I saw it once on Dr Oz. My Son and daughter-in-law is now drinking the mint lemon cucumber and are seeing results from drinking the it.

    • The lemon/lime juice can make it bitter. I would reduce it some, but remember the lemon also helps reduce bloating so I wouldn’t take it all away. Could you try making it sweet with honey?

      • It’s not the lemons that are making it bitter so much as the lemon rinds and pith. You could peel the lemons, but that would make them harder to slice. You could try just juicing them and adding the juice to the container. It won’t look as pretty as when the slices are floating around in there, but it should have the same health benefits.

      • Yes, that is great. You can drink as much or as little as you want. Please note that this doesn’t replace food. It just helps reduce bloating how our bodies retain water weight naturally. It makes me feel refreshed and I hope you love it as well.

  2. big ups to you Brittany for your help am so trying tomorrow…. will be bringing back feedback on how i am coping. Looking forward to the results..;-0

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    • Hi Maya,
      Yes, you do eat while drinking this. It is just an easy way to drink a lot of water and not feel bloated. The cucumbers especially help you retain the water you need with out the added water weight.

  4. Hi! Today is my first day trying this water, but i dont know for how much time should i drink it, to see the results, i mean: Is it for a week or a month and then rest and then continue?

  5. I don’t grate my ginger. Just peel then cut into small pieces. I couldn’t taste the ginger when I grated it. Bedsides, it’s less of a mess.

  6. I made a pitcher of this and left it out overnight. Does it have to be refrigerated? Or is it ruined? Can I still drink it?

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