This post was sponsored by Brita® but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience. #FuelWithBrita
This super simple lemon cucumber detox water is literally one of the oldest recipes I have, because I’ve been using it for like…10-15 years. So we’re talking well before I even showed an interest in creating my own recipes. Like maybe 18 years old. I AM SO OLD.
I can say though, that water has been my jam my entire life. I have a hard time understanding people who say they don’t like water. It’s water. It’s life.
One thing I can understand, though, is nasty water. I’ve lived in many places, from the country, to small towns, suburbs, and in the big city, so I’ve seen and tasted much water. Where I am living now, in the city of San Antonio, the water is a literal travesty. The plumbing is horrid and my water comes out cloudy with a funky taste, and when maintenance works on the plumbing, it comes out a dark shade of brown/orange.
Disgusting is an understatement.
I’ve hated buying so many water bottles and jugs, because the plastic waste just isn’t any better than the gross water coming from the tap, so I needed a solution, and that solution was Brita®!
Brita reduces the odor and taste of chlorine and other contaminants, leave deliciously crisp water behind to quench your thirst with.
I’m a thirsty girl, folks.
If you’re a basketball buff, then you’ve probably already seen that NBA all-star Stephen Curry (LOVE him) has teamed up with Brita, as well as Albertson’s Grocery, because they want to raise awareness of making important changes to improve quality of life, which includes every drop of water. When I say water is life, I mean it! Water boosts your immune system, helps you consume less sugar, lose weight, and sleep better.
And did you know, by using a Brita pitcher, you are saving not only the planet from awful plastic waste, but also your wallet from the insane cost associated with buying all those water bottles?? We’re talking a yearly average cost of $89 for filters are opposed to an average of over $1000 for water bottles.
So now that you’re going to go out and save some cash, and some plastic, and drink amazing water, let’s have some fun with it! This lemon cucumber detox water is soooooo easy, and makes that crisp water flavorful without adding things like sugar. Ew. Plus, it helps clean out your body and get it running at its best. Which is what we all want, right?
Want to save even more cash and plastic? Just reply to my tweet below for a chance to win your own Brita Pitcher! Holla!
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— Karly Gomez (@asimplepantry) May 25, 2016
So how about we get to it, yes?
- 8 C Water
- 1 Lemon sliced thin
- 1 Small Cucumber sliced thin
- 1 Bunch Fresh Mint
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger sliced
- Filter the water through a Brita pitcher, then add the lemon and cucumber slices. Using the back of a knife, whack the fresh mint a few times to bruise it, releasing the natural oils, then toss into the water. Add the ginger, let sit for a few minutes for the flavors to mingle, and enjoy!