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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Spa Water (Detox, Hydrate, Energize)

Whenever I go to a restaurant I always get water with lemon. Most importantly, it's free and it tastes delicious, but I also knew there were some health benefits associated with it too.  I've recently started to drink lemon water at home, regularly, and was excited when I discovered that you can add several different fruit combinations together that will result in an array of different benefits.

So now I plan to incorporate different combinations based on what I have on hand since I've learned that it helps to detox, hydrate and energize

My husband likes to call it spa water! I have had water like this at a spa so we'll go with that! I've also heard that celebrities like Beyonce' love this kind of stuff...and who doesn't want to do whatever she does! I don't (well, except this), but some do!

Anyway, just give these a try, they're pretty tasty!!!

Water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration and digestion.

Ingredients | Directions | Benefits
1/2 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 lime.
Let sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking.
Replenish the water as often as you'd like then discard the fruit after 48 hours.
Water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration and digestion.

You can also try these three for a different variety of flavors and benefits...

Lemon, lime, orange.
Drink at room temperature.
Digestion, vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn.

Green tea, mint, lime.
Fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion, breath freshener.


Strawberry, kiwi.
Cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.

Do keep in mind that when I say detox here I'm not referring to just drinking this and nothing else in order to do a cleanse or flush.  That is not what this is meant for, in my opinion.  This is simply a way to drink water that tastes good and helps aid in creating a better digestive system due to the water itself and certain items added to the water like lemon, for example, which acts as a diuretic (elevates the rate of urination).  This is in no way some sort of meal replacement or cleanse. This is about drinking more water and taking in more nutrients where you can!


Do you like the taste of fruit in water??? What kind of fruits do you typically use?

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  1. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

    Right now I am totally addicted to Lemon/Mint/Ginger/Cucumber Water with a little drizzle of Honey (1tsp per Gallon). YUMMY and soooo refreshing!

    Will definitely try all of the above as well :)

    xoxo
    Anni

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    1. No problem, Anni! I should be saying thanks to you because your combo sounds amazing. The only item I need is mint in order to give yours a try and I'll be picking some up tomorrow just for this! It truly does sound yummy and refreshing. I'll let you know how it turns out for me. Thanks SO much!!!

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  2. I love me some spa water ... it's amazing what throwing fruit in your water does!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Isn't it, Lanaya! I've always liked it but who knew it was packed with so many benefits!

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  3. Yumm! I love lemon water. Sometimes , I add a bit of rose water for a refreshing taste.
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Ah, rose water! That does sounds very refreshing, Noor! Where do you typically get your rose water from or do you prepare it yourself?!?

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to show support, AJ, and for taking the time to comment!

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  5. yummy! i have the ingredients to make this at home right now. fresh is probably best for these right, not lemon juice from the bottle.

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    1. Do it! You will love it! No ma'am on the lemon juice! Use fresh fruit only to get the full benefits!

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  6. Such a good idea!!! I really need to do this at home.

    xo,
    Angela

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    1. Yes, Angela! I don't know why I never thought to at least drink the simplest combination of lemon and water considering how often I order it when I'm out!

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  7. Hi Nicole,

    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself as your newest follower. :) I'm right there with ya on the healthy lifestyle. We eat all organic. We have never felt better :) Loving your blog.

    Hope you'll stop by mine too! :)

    Best,
    Christina @ The McGuire Family

    MarkChristinaMcGuire.blogspot.com

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    1. All organic is definitely the way to go, Christina and I'm starting to feel my energy pick up since we've made the change to live a healthier lifestyle. Btw, Ava is absolutely adorable!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, following along and taking the time to comment!

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  8. Love this Nicole. Your photos really sell your point. I have been drinking lemon and cucumber this week. I will try strawberry kiwi tomorrow. I'll write down the othre ones. Or pin them even better.
    Thanks,
    Cortne
    cocoinmagnolia.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Cortne! I've been doing my best to make my photos better. I still have a long way to go but so appreciate your compliment!

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  9. Hey Nicole,
    I posted to my fb, how do I pin it to my pinterest?
    Thank you,
    Cortne

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    1. My pin-it button must have disappeared when I updated my design. I've added it back! So now you can just hover over one of the photos and a pin-it button should appear in the top right corner of the photo for your pinning pleasure :)! Thanks SO much for asking this question so that I correct my design!

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  10. Yummy! Looks very refreshing! Next grocery trip I'll pick up some limes and make the first drink. It looks beautiful! Definitely going to make "spa water".

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    1. Awesome, Kae! You're going to love it! Let me know if you like it :)!

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