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.
10-12 mint leaves
3 quarts water
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight or 8 hours
Yields: 10-12 glasses
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. :)