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    Spring Tonics

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    This was 'shared' on my Facebook page. They look delicious and refreshing. So I thought I'd share on TE.

    SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~
    But if you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!

    As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages

    1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
    Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

    2) The granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
    Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

    3) The digestive : Fennel/citrus
    First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
    Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

    4) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage
    Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
    Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

    5) WATERmelon : watermelon/Rosemary
    Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

    6) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint
    Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

    7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
    Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

    8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
    In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.

    Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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    Last edited by Muirenn; 04-27-2013 at 09:29 AM.
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