September 15, 2020 3 min read

Well, well, here comes another detox water recipe, folks! What a surprise, right? This one is vegan-friendly, no sugarlow carbgluten-free & keto-friendly!

You already know by now that I'm a HUGE fan of infused waters. They have accompanied me throughout summer and let's be honest, they will also accompany me through fall, winter, spring and until my last breath!

They are not only refreshing, but they are also rich in vitamins that help purify your system, flush out toxins, reduce bloating and boost your immune system while managing your daily water intake.

So yes, detox waters are here to stay!

What are the benefits of adding fruits to your water?

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes.

I'm all about strawberries. They are one of nature’s “super foods”. They are loaded with vitamins and contain very high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols. Just one serving (approximately 8 strawberries) contains more vitamin C than an orange. 

Eating strawberries has been shown to improve heart health, help with blood sugar control and even cancer prevention.

They are also rich in manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium.

Fresh strawberries are very high in water, so their total carb content is very low — fewer than 8 grams of carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams).

The net digestible carb content is fewer than 6 grams in the same serving size.

Most of these berries’ carbs come from simple sugars — such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose — but they also contain a decent amount of fiber. This means that strawberries should not lead to big spikes in blood sugar levels and are considered safe for people with diabetes and for those who follow a keto diet!

In this recipe you will also find limes. I confess, limes are kind of my drug. If there's something I cannot miss in my house is limes. I drink them, eat them, I even shower in them. Well, not real limes, but my shower gel is made of limes, of course. 

Limes are also a good source of potassium, vitamins A, B, C, and D, calcium and magnesium. They are acidic and they help saliva break down food for better digestion. Additionally, flavonoids in limes stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. If you experience constipation, the acidity of limes can clear the excretory system and stimulate bowel activity.

Strawberries & Lime Water Detox Recipe

  • Drop 3 sliced limes, 8 sliced strawberries and a couple mint leaves (this is optional, you can also add a couple of basilic leaves instead of mint) in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. Please, bear in mind that strawberries go off faster in water, especially when sliced or mashed, so I recommend not letting the fruits infuse the water overnight.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Friendly reminder: Always use fresh strawberries & limes, not artificial juice. Wash them thoroughly to remove pesticides, dirt, and wax. To make the drink as healthy as possible used filtered water and organic fruits. You can also use unflavored sparkling water as an alternative. To get stronger mint flavor I simply bruise the leaves before adding them to a jar. Don't add any sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Enjoy!


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