Make Skinny Water Using Frozen Ginger!
It's hot and humid here in NC and there's nothing more refreshing than cool spa water that rejuvenates from the inside out. Here we have lemon, cucumber, and grated frozen ginger infused water.
If you want to learn more about these great ingredients aaaaand if you want to make a smoothie head over to this Detox Smoothie Post.
Ginger is one of those ingredients I don't use too often but love to have around. So here's a quick way to prepare it so you can use it in infused water, sautéing, smoothies, or anything else :)
1. Peel Ginger
I cut the tiny ends off or any dark spots then used a vegetable peeler to scrape away the skin.
I used a knife to peel away the smaller sections in between the branches.
2. Place Naked Ginger In Freezer Baggie + Freeze
I like used a freezer bag so it doesn't get freezer burn.
I also will roll the bag or squeeze the air out of it.
Take out the frozen ginger and use a grater to grate tiny, yummy, healthy niblets with detoxifying power.
For my infused water, I'm using a TeaMi Blends Tumbler that comes with a built in filter. If you would like to learn more about the tumbler or my TeaMi detox experience, you can check out Part 1 for first impressions of the detox kit and Part 2 for my before and after.
If you want 10% off your tumbler use our code, GlutenFree1010 :)
Why Is Hydration Important:
Since our body is mostly made of water, it's super important to get the proper fluid intake because "the proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies really determines how most of our systems function, including nerves and muscles," says Larry Kenney, PhD, a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State.*
HERE's why Dr. Axe likes cucumber too!
Steve S. Guest, MD, nephrologist; medical director, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, Calif.; adjunct clinical professor of medicine, Stanford University.
Barbara Rolls, PhD, Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa; author, The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan.
Kenneth Ellner, MD, dermatologist, Atlanta.
Joan Koelemay, MBA, RD, dietitian, Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness.
American College of Sports Medicine: "Exercise and Fluid Replacement," 1996.
Graphics from Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine.