Make this invigorating and fruity Strawberry Detox Water in 5 minutes or less. Perk up and hydrate all in one glass of goodness that just screams summertime!
STRAWBERRY DETOX WATER
We had a slow start to spring here in Brooklyn. The trees were in full bloom, but the cloudy skies and cool temps told another tale. The bees were sluggish, and my weather app kept suggesting I take a jacket. Then, this past week, the skies seemed to clear and, all of a sudden, spring is in full effect. The bees have their groove back – and I find myself walking around, taking it all in with a smile on my face. The change from gloomy to perfect almost overnight definitely inspired this clean, refreshing and strawberry detox water recipe. After downing three containers in two days, I’m confident that you will feel invigorated and bright if you decide to make it in your home as well!
The best thing about this strawberry detox water is how unbelievably easy it is to prepare. And the ingredients list tells the tale; sliced strawberries, orange wedges, mint and water. That’s it! Let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour (or less if you’re impatient to start drinking), and you’re good to go. The strawberries and oranges impart a real sweetness to the infusion, without becoming cloying. And, unlike soda or sports drinks, it’s high in vitamin C and low in sugar. The hand torn mint adds an element of light herbaceous brightness to the mixture. Hand tearing the mint leaves, as opposed to cutting them with a knife, is said to release the maximum amount of the fragrant oils and prevent the leaves from discoloring so quickly. Um… and what’s better than munching on a cool strawberry slice that just happened to tumble in when pouring a glass of water!? This strawberry detox water is something you can enjoy without regret. And it’s a great variation to mix things up if you’re trying to ingest your recommended six to eight glasses a day of H2O.
As we all know, keeping hydrated is important. Our bodies are made up of a ton of the wet-stuff, and our cells require water so our bodies function properly, combat fatigue and promote clear skin. I’m not a doctor, so I won’t get all sciencyhere – but being properly hydrated is a big deal for both feeling and looking your best.
By the time we were nearing the end of our third container of strawberry detox water, Ben poured half a glass of the concentrated infused water and topped off the rest of the glass with seltzer. It was fizzy, fruity and completely delightful! I used a 1.5 liter Ball jar to store this light, refreshing beverage in the fridge. If you have a container with a proper seal (and prefer bubbles) you can totally make this strawberry detox water with seltzer. Yet another way to enjoy keeping hydrated.
Strawberry Detox Water can become part of your daily regiment! Check out these other delicious and cleansing beverages:
- Green Tea Apple Smoothie
- Low Sugar Mint Lemonade Recipe
- Bright Skin Smoothie Recipe
- Ginger Soda with Lime Leaf and Chili
- Flaxseed Banana Smoothie with Coffee
Did you like this Strawberry Detox Water Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!
- 5 large strawberries, sliced
- ½ orange, sliced into wedges
- 6 mint leaves, hand torn
- 1.5 liters water
- Put all the ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least an hour.
No saturated fat
High in calcium
Very high in dietary fiber
High in manganese
High in magnesium
High in potassium
Very high in vitamin C
You can substitute water for seltzer. Just make sure you have a container with a hermetic seal to hold the fizz.