Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be Sassy!

Hi Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The Husband and I took Friday off and headed to Coastal Georgia for a relaxing weekend with family. It was so nice to enjoy some time with family and time away from the city. Growing up on the coast, I took the peace and quiet for granted. Having been away for thirteen years now, I realize what a blessing it is. Here's hoping we can get back down there for good someday.

Last weekend's coastal get away has me thinking of summer more than ever. Even though we returned to a city plagued by ridiculous chilly temps for this time of year (scratching my mosquito bites under my sweater just seems like a double negative!), I still have summertime on the brain. Because of that, I wanted to share with you a recipe my sweet Mama recently shared with me. No, not food this time, but a beverage. This oh-so refreshing beverage is delicious and it has a fun name...Sassy Water!

Sassy Water encompasses some of my favorite summer flavors and as an added benefit, it detoxifies your system and leaves you feeling light. I can't wait to pour it over some crushed ice on a hot summer day!

Ingredients:
8 1/2 cups of water
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, sliced thin
1 medium lemon, sliced thin
12 leaves of mint

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher. Refrigerate overnight. Strain water. Enjoy!

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Extra benefits: the cucumber and lemon are natural diuretics and the ginger and mint prevent bloating. Delicious, refreshing and it prevents bloat...I'll drink to that!

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Happy Tuesday, everyone. Have a great week! :)

Cheers!

3 comments :

  1. I've seen this floating around Pinterest and keep wanting to try it!

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  2. Totally makes me feel like Im at the spa when I drink this!

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  3. Katie, you are so right! Very spa-like! :)
    -Sara

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