Since the hype for detox drinks, people have been very creative in making their own cleansing concoction. The end product ranges from the combination of various citrus and fibrous fruits like lemon, orange, pineapple and watermelon juice and vegetables like celery, cucumber, carrot and broccoli. Some even add herbs and spices for additional flavor.
Detox drinks are made by either juicing the fruits using a juicer, food processor or a blender or by simply infusing them with water. The easiest and most common way to make detox drink is to infuse water with your preferred ingredients and then refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Effortless and pretty convenient, isn’t it? It requires no blending or juicing. Just drop the ingredients in the water, let it sit in the fridge and you can go on with your day - plain and simple.
Now, detox drinks fans’ creativity isn’t limited to solid ingredients that they mix, someone made a bizarre mixture that turned out to be an awesome, healthy, and refreshing drink. Instead of normally infusing the fruits with water, Lisa of Lisa’s Plate used green tea. Of course, everybody loves green tea, the healthiest of the tea family, but who would have thought that it would be the perfect liquid to infuse with your favorite fruits? If you think green tea isn’t healthy enough, Lisa used watermelon and blueberries giving this drink extra hydrating and energizing power.
Here is the recipe for Lisa’s Blueberry and Watermelon Infused Green Tea
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 bag of green tea
A handful of blueberries
1L of water
The preparation is really easy. Simply strain the tea bag in hot water. Set aside and let it cool. Throw in blueberries and watermelon and add lemon juice. Refrigerate it overnight and serve it chilled.
This drink is jam packed with vitamins and minerals that will keep your body healthy, energize, and hydrated. Watermelon is rich in lycopene which contributes to our cardiovascular and bone health, is found to prevent various types of cancer and fights the signs of aging. Watermelon also has citrulline which boosts the immune system, cleanses the liver and is also found to have sexual health benefits. Green tea is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that improve brain function, lower the risk of cancer, help lose weight and other amazing health benefits. Blueberries are rich in fiber that helps lower the cholesterol level of the blood and lessen the risk of heart ailment. Lastly, lemon juice is a great source of Vitamin C which stimulates the production of white blood cells, important for immune system to function properly, and also prevents the cells from oxidative damages.
If you are looking for a healthy refreshing drink and wants something new other than your detox water, this Blueberry and Watermelon really is worth a try. It’s easy to prepare, refreshing and filled with vitamins and minerals. If you are a diehard fan of detox drinks, this drink is surely worth a try. You’ll love it for sure!