So Sassy water. I came across it several months ago but its been around for a while now. I keep meaning to try it, I always have the ingredients in the fridge apart from the fresh mint leaves which I will try to get for my next batch, so there really is no excuse.
Sassy water is so named after Cynthia Sass, the co-author of The Flat Belly Diet. It is said to help maintain a flat belly, helping to flush impurities out of your system and helping to shed the extra pounds around the tummy area (hallelujah to that!)
To make, take:
1 large glass jug (mine has cocktail recipes etched all over it, very apt!!)
2 litres of water - we have a filter plumbed into our kitchen supply but I'm using mineral water.
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1 medium sized cucumber - sliced thinly
1 medium sized lemon - sliced thinly
a few fresh mint leaves, if you have them
Ginger is to boost metabolism and helps calm your tummy (who can forget morning sickness, bleuch, I drank ginger tea then)
Cucumber is a natural diuretic and is said to help the body release excess stored water.
Lemon is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Put all the ingredients into the glass jug, refrigerate overnight to let the flavours infuse. In the morning, strain the contents through a sieve and drink throughout the day. I'm not sure I'll manage the whole jug, I like my plain, unflavoured water but I'm giving it a go!