Aside from vacation and the beach, summertime is the perfect way to experiment on cool drinks that can surely quench your thirst. However, this doesn’t mean you should indulge yourself with sugar or any other artificial sweeteners. The truth is you can still enjoy cool beverages even if you’re on detox.
Here are five summer detox drinks that will surely keep you refreshed despite the hot weather.
Instead of having an ice-cold beer, combine organic mint leaves with water, cumin powder, Indian or Hawaiian black salt, and fresh lemon juice and blend them in a blender. Once it turns into a paste, add more water and raw sugar or honey depending on your preferred sweetness.
This drink offers antiseptic, cleansing and detoxification qualities that is good for your digestion.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so they say. This has been a summer drink since time immemorial, thanks to its ability to detoxify the liver and stimulate digestion. Instead of using sugar or any other artificial sweeteners, stick to Stevia or raw honey to sweeten your drink according to your taste.
If you’re not into lemons, try lime, although it tastes almost the same anyway.
Chilled Ginger Drink
Ginger has been known for its curing effects. Even singers swear by ginger because of its ability to bring their voices back to normal. But did you know that having an iced ginger drink can also help your body get rid of the summer heat?
A staple ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine, ginger is anti-inflammatory that can also aid in digestion and detoxification. To do this, bring the ginger to a boil for 20 to 30 minutes. Then add honey or Stevia and fresh lemon or lime juice. Add ice.
Watermelon is another staple fruit in tropical countries during summer, thanks to its sweet taste of course. On the other hand, cucumber is high in silica, which is a great aluminum detox agent and an essential component for building bones and connective tissues. To make the most out of these two, why not combine them, right?
All you have to do is blend diced cucumbers and watermelon together and add honey if you want that sweet taste.
Iced Lemongrass Tea
A popular Thai drink, lemongrass tea is a refreshing antioxidant and antifungal beverage that will surely keep your head cool during the summer. Aside from keeping mosquitoes away, lemongrass is also packed with anti-cancer cell properties to keep your body healthy.
To do this, peel the outer skin of the lemongrass and bring it to a boil for a maximum of 30 minutes. Add honey or Stevia and fresh lemon juice to taste.
What are you waiting for? Enjoy your drinks!
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