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When you're trying to get your health back on track as most of us tend to do after the first of the year... a little detox can sometimes be the trick to moving things forward in a positive direction!

The BEST way to flush out toxins though... is WATER. Lots and lots of water! And then if you spend all your time in the bathroom, you won't have time for anything else!

But seriously though... staying hydrated is key for so many reasons... including better skin, reduced headaches & fatigue. And when we workout/sweat regularly... it increases the amount of water we need!

Here's a recipe for a Detox Water that has circulated through the Bloomsquad page a few times over the years:

To make one serving of detox water, add 3-5 slices of cucumber, half a lemon, and a few sprigs of mint leaves to 24 ounces of ice-cold water. You can also add sliced peeled ginger (about a 1-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste) for a spicy kick. It's even more effective if you make this and let it soak in a pitcher overnight! Here's some of the benefits to adding these things to your water:

  • Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.

  • Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.

  • Cucumber: Cucumber water isn't just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Ginger: The spicy root helps cleanse out your system, aids in digestion, and settles your stomach. A little goes a long way, so start with a few thin slices or grate a tiny piece into your water and taste before adding more as necessary.

Another recipe shared recently by a Bloomsquad friend is for <