Summer Infused Detox Drinks to Help Keep You Hydrated
Summer of Healing
The weather is heating up, and there is no better time than now to stay hydrated. If you’re like us, drinking water is important but not always the most exciting or pleasant way to receive hydration. If you’re trying to drink more water or want to find a healthy alternative to sugary drinks, look no further! We have some Ayurvedic infused water recipes that will help you detox the Ama in your system, feel less bloated and get the hydration you need to take on the sun! Check out the tagged sites and content. There are so many other recipes and guides out there, but thought we would share some of our favorites. Be sure to tag us on social media if you try any recipes!
Lemon Detox Water
½ gallon of purified water,
½ lemon sliced,
½ lime sliced,
½ grapefruit sliced (note that you can also substitute or add oranges if you want)
1 cup of sliced cucumber with peels,
1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger,
7-8 basil leaves and a handful of fresh peppermint leaves.
Just add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and cover with ice. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours before serving and discard after 24 hours as the citrus fruits tend to get a little mushy.
Ayurvedic Detox Tea
1 Quart boiling water
1–2 Tablespoons thinly sliced ginger
1 Tablespoon thinly sliced fresh turmeric ( or ½ –1 tsp ground)
1–2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1–2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1–2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1–2 bags (or Tablespoon) green tea, tusli tea, mint tea, ginger tea, yerba,
squeeze of lemon
Other additions: use other whole spices if you like- cinnamon, clove, cardamon, or anise
Place seeds, turmeric and ginger and tea in a french press, let stand 5 minutes before plunging.
Refill french press reusing same ingredients. Try to drink a total of two quarts in a day.
Alternatively, simmer all ingredients together for 5 minutes in a large pot. Strain, before drinking.
Iced Tumeric Green Tea
2 cups (500ml) water
1 inch fresh ginger root, minced
2 teaspoons ground turmeric (or 1 inch fresh turmeric root)
1 green tea bag
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup (85g) honey
Ice and fresh lime slices to serve (optional)
In a medium pot, bring water close to a boil and add minced ginger, turmeric, honey, and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes then turn off the heat. Add the green tea bag and steep for 3 minutes, then take out. Strain out the solids using a fine mesh strainer and set aside.
Pick any sized glass or mason jar you like, fill 3/4 height with ice cube, pour the tea over the ice. Add fresh lime juice, honey to taste, garnish with a slice of lime, and enjoy!
Note: Turmeric stains badly, especially fresh, so avoid doing this on white countertops or wearing white clothes. A spritz of all-purpose cleaner should solve the problem though.