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Happy 2015! This past year took a major toll on me, and subsequently, blogging took a back seat. But, I will be sure to post on a more semi-regular basis for the new year. And for my first post, a few of my Instagram friends asked me to share the recipe for my detox water. I always do a detox the first weekend of the new year to clear out all the ickiness consumed over the holiday. I try to drink a gallon on Saturday and Sunday and limit solid foods. It's tough, but totally worth it to jumpstart your weight loss goals (or at least get rid of belly flab due to bloating)! So here goes my detox water recipe:

2-Day Detox Water

-- 1 Gallon of Water
-- 3 Large Lemons (slided and halved)
-- 1 Large Cucumber (sliced and halved)
-- 1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries (sliced)
-- 1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
-- 1 Cup of Frozen Pineapples
-- Mint Leaves (at least 2 sprigs)
-- Fresh Peeled Ginger (qty to your liking) 

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I try to use fresh ingredients in my detox waters as much as possible, but since most tropical fruits are out of season this time of year, frozen fruits like strawberries, pineapples and blueberries are much more cost effective, and you can buy them from your local grocer in bulk bags already sliced and ready for use. 

Before I start my water routine in the morning, I also take a tablespoon of Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to jumpstart my digestive system. Not everyone likes the taste of ACV, but it's a great, natural way to promote alkalinity in the body and reduce bloating. 

There are all kinds of detox water recipes on the Internet, especially Pinterest, so feel free to swap and substitute fruits and veggies to your liking. And if you do, leave a comment to let me know what you use!

Cheers to good health in 2015!

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