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Stay Skinny Detox Water Recipe

*Photo courtesy of Healthy Holistic Living

I love water and try my best to drink as much of it as I can throughout the day. I truly believe that H2O is one of the best beauty remedies! Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Also, I’ve often heard that oily skin can sometimes be due to dehydration because your body is trying to compensate for not having enough moisture.

One of the best ways to not get bored with your water is to infuse it! This past weekend, I headed to my local farmers market to invest in a mint plant. A $4 investment to make infinite infused amounts of water (or as long as I can keep the plant alive).

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Here are the simple ingredients for refreshing skinny detox water.

Ingredients (for 16 oz):

  • 1/2 lemon sliced (Meyer lemons are my favorite to use)
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 16 oz filtered water
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (optional)

*Try and use organic produce if you can!

Directions: Slice vegetables and grate ginger. Place in a pitcher or water bottle with filtered water. Let sit for 4 hours or prepare overnight for the next day!

I use an infuser water tumbler because it’s a convenient way to diffuse and filter the water. Plus I can carry it with me everywhere while I’m running errands. I’ve seen them sold cheaply at stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Of course, you can use any water bottle, but an infuser makes it easier if you’re one that likes to sip through a straw like me without getting chunks of fruit stuck in the straw.81Rqj4X3hKL._SL1500_Hope this post encourages you to drink more water! Leave me a comment and let me know other infusions I should try!

Love these charts I found on Pinterest that show the benefits of each ingredient!

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