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Sassy Water

Looking for a way to perk up those 8 glasses of water that you should be drinking every day? Look no further…I present to you Sassy Water! Not only is it tasty, but sassy water is touted as a way to help you shed some extra pounds around your midsection by eliminating a buildup of contaminants, fat, and excess water weight.

Sassy Water

8.5 cups water

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 medium cucumber, sliced thin

1 large lemon, sliced thin

12 mint leaves

Find the print recipe here.

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and refrigerate overnight. I highly recommend picking up an infusion pitcher to skip the straining step!

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The next morning, strain (if not using an infusion pitcher) and drink all 8 ½ cups throughout the day.

Repeat for 4 days in a row…trying your best avoid any other beverages (coffee, soda, alcohol, etc.)

Why it works: Cucumber is natural diuretic, contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps the body release stored excess water. Ginger boosts metabolism, helps cleanse out your system and soothes your GI tract. Lemon juice also helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Mint helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.

April 2016 update: due to the overwhelming popularity of this recipe I updated (some) of the photos. Thank you all for the comments and recommendations on this delicious drink!

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Kaitlyn Young

Wednesday 8th of July 2015

Can you also use this recipe without mint leaves or Basil?


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

This is tasty, but will only last one day! Cucumber gets very bitter!!!

Cina Ray

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

im gonna try but question... how much do you drink those per day?


Saturday 6th of July 2013

Just found this pin on pinterest, I'm definitely trying it!

Carolynn Jaskot

Thursday 6th of June 2013

Tried something similar recently at my hair salon/spa. Their recipe called for simmering chucks of fresh apple, sliced lemons; limes in water- enough for a large pitcher - simmering will draw out the fruit flavors. Then chill overnight.I don't know if that recipe had the fruit strained out after chilling; but I'm guessing by adding new fresh fruit in the am would look a bit more "fresh" in the pitcher. Otherwise this was absolutely yummy. I thought it was a peach drink, like a crystal light or something. Worth trying for sure