You go to button your favorite jeans, and they feel awful.
Next, you try on a pair of your elastic-banded shorts and that feels ‘ah so much better’ but it is not what you wanted to wear.
What you’ve just done, is prove to yourself that you are bloated.
Perhaps you need to increase the amount you are drinking and add in this simple detox tea recipe.
For some, a simple detox tea recipe that is chilled and sipped on throughout the day is the path to ridding that belly bloat.
Here’s the one thing about this simple detox tea recipe that helps with belly bloat, you at least have to make it to try it.
Instead of tugging at your jeans, or feeling so upset with yourself for feeling bloated, fix it!
The bloated feeling is not only uncomfortable but can transform your day into misery, it’s both physically uncomfortable and mentally.
Naturally, there is a downfall to this simple detox tea recipe and many of you have probably already guessed it.
If you have not figured out what I am going to share on the negative side of this, read on because I am sure you will understand shortly.
Simple Detox Tea Recipe
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Me. My Belly. The Recipe.
Make no mistake I am not a doctor nor impersonating one, nor am I a nutritionist.
What I am is a mom of three, that suffers from occasionally belly bloating and the need to detox and reset my system so I can maintain a flatter belly.
The challenge for me is keeping my belly feeling comfortable and often even good foods loaded with fiber takes that privilege away!
It’s funny how I craft my recipes, sometimes it is more about stumbling upon items and experimenting than actual knowledge.
Where Did I Start for this Simple Detox Tea Recipe
Often, I go crazy purchasing lemons for fresh drinks or my garden is overflowing with herbs and I have to get creative to use them!
I’ve been known to sip on lemon-wedge enriched water often, but I watch how much because lemon acidity can be downright awful to tooth enamel.
Other times, I’ve chopped up those gnarly cucumbers with too many seeds that I refuse to eat but will flavor water with just to get rid of them.
To that end, it’s waste not, want not, but I started noticing something interesting with my water concoctions.
Drinking lemon mixed with water was amazing, but adding in chopped up cucumbers was even better.
Was I on to something or was it just my imagination?
More water intake lessened my want to nibble.
Lemon and Water
For years, I watched my mom make my dad pitchers of lemon water while he worked outside.
When I was younger, it was far too tart to enjoy.
As I grew older, I naturally mimicked my mom’s water recipe (even though it never tastes as good, lol).
He’d work, sweat, rehydrate with water and not feel bloated because… drumroll please, lemons are a natural diuretic.
I will tell you now, the ice in the water shields and spares your teeth from the acidity of the lemon.
Also, I will tell you MORE is not always better, so I’ll give you the right amount to add-in and any ‘extra’ is on you!
Fresh Mint – Peppermint or Spearmint
The truth about mint is most don’t know the difference between the mints in their garden.
No worries about this.
Whatever ‘mint’ you have in your garden is fine.
If you buy it, grab spearmint.
Did you know mint relaxes the gastrointestinal tract?
Cucumbers and this simple detox tea recipe
The truth is, I don’t eat cucumbers with big seeds.
I love pickling cucumbers that are small, more tender, and far tastier (IMO).
When you are gifted huge cucumbers from others’ gardens that have those monster seeds in them, make cucumber water.
Personally, I’ve made more gallons of cucumber water than I care to admit, and I sip it all day long.
Alone, cucumber water is refreshing and tasty, really don’t knock it till you try it.
Did you know that cucumbers are a veggie-loaded with water?
In addition, they promote ridding water retention, so eat your cucs!
Your cucumber won’t be in that water for more than 4 hours anyway, just enough to infuse it with its great properties!
Green Tea – And You Might Pee (just saying!)
So if you have ever drunk green tea, you know it makes you pee, right?
It is a natural diuretic so naturally, I chose this to add into my simple detox tea recipe, amping up the basic water!
I buy Green Tea in bulk and I use one of my favorite brands!
The One and Only Downside to my Simple Detox Tea Recipe
Do you know how they always say what makes you better might make you suffer a bit?
That’s true of this recipe.
Don’t click off my page, it’s not a bad thing, just a thing.
So, when you choose this flush day, do make sure there is a toilet nearby.
My dear friends, cucumbers, lemons, mint, green tea, all create the need for frequent urination.
It’s not bad and your belly will feel relief, but it’s bad if you did not know and have to be in the car for lengths of time!
My Simple Detox Tea Recipe You Gotta Try!
- 64 Oz of Water
- 7 Green Tea Bags
- 1 Large Cucumber (rinsed, sliced, and yes the skin is left on!)
- Lemon (1/4 C fresh juice) and slices to infuse
- 1/4 C of fresh mint leaves (peppermint, spearmint, etc)
- Cayenne Pepper (1/4-1/2 tsp) OPTIONAL
- Add tea bags to water.
- Next, add in cucumber.
- Then, squeeze in that fresh lemon and follow with lemon slices.
- Chop some of the mint leaves, and leave others whole, add into the mixture.
- Now, if you want cayenne pepper for a little 'spicy tea' add it in now.
- Refrigerate for 2- 4 hours then strain to remove all contents ( for my photo I let them in there so it did not look like a glass of plain tea)
- I suggest adding ice to this when you put it in your glass.
- Sip and enjoy.
The cayenne pepper is optional.
Cayenne does give it a bit of a zing.
Did you know that cayenne powder is said to stimulate your digestive system?
It also has been said that it can reduce appetite.
Your choice but a nice zippy taste after you add it in.
Always make sure to refrigerate and add over ice.
If you plan on drinking the whole 64 ounces in a day, you could leave the cucumbers and lemon, mint, etc in instead of straining.
Also, you could make the green tea warm, and once cooled add to the mixture.
Serving Size:16 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
nutritional content may be inaccurate
Other Things To Try For Detoxing and Flat Belly
Remember to drink plenty of water daily.
Exercise is really good for you too, like simple walking!
Keep alcohol and salty foods to a minimum.
Make a batch of my simple detox tea recipe! ~Dana XO