sassy water

Feeling sassy? I am.

I found this brilliant, brilliant idea on Sitno Seckanovia via my favorite website ever.... drumroll please... Pinterest! How did I ever survive without it? A place to ooooh and awww over hundreds of mind-boggling ideas... A place to bookmark and easily organize anything I stumble across online...  AHHHHHHH!!!

Let's just say I spend way too much time on there. 

Anyways... sassy water. (Don't you love the name?) Rumored to help you maintain a flat belly, lemon and water fuse overnight to create a natural detox, helping to flush impurities out of your system. The cucumber lends a cool, refreshing flavor while the mint gives it a bit of a snap.  The original recipe had fresh ginger, but I didn't have any and I still really liked the result.  

I like to make a batch and divide it among a few ball jars so I can take it to work or with me on errands.  Go ahead! Make it! Embrace your inner sassiness. 

Sassy Water 

Click here for the printable recipe! 
Adapted from Sitno Seckanovia

Ingredients:
2 lemons
1/2 cucumber
10-12 mint leaves
3 quarts water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight or 8 hours 
Yields: 10-12 glasses

Method:

1. Slice cucumber and lemons.  Place in the bottom of the pitcher.   Toss in mint leaves. Add water

2. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.  

Update - September 19, 2012

A lot of you have asked about how I use Sassy Water and the results that I see. So here is a bit more about how I use it each week. I drink about 3 batches a week and I make it in a gallon pitcher. You could make more... The recipe didn't orginate on a SSL and I've read online that some folks drink a gallon a day and are fine. I switch the fruit every time I make a new batch.

I combine it with a low carb/high protein diet and 3-4 exercise routines a week, so I feel like it does help me lose weight but it doesn't stand alone. Personally, I can tell a difference when I am drinking it... I feel more hydrated and I retain less water weight.  Also, after a weekend when I blow off my diet, I feel back to normal faster if I am drinking sassy water.

I never use it to replace meals, so please consult a doctor first if you are planning on doing that.  Also, some of you have asked me how it affects medication.  Again, that would be a question for your doctor.  I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Just my personal experience. :)

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