Thursday, 15 March 2012

Hate water? Try Sassy water!

Pardon the commercial like title but I am in no way going to advertise some sort of branded water here as that's just not me. I'd have a low- fat Latte instead of spending that money on carbonated sweetened water.

I am not sure how new or old the concept is but it's new for me as I recently read about it and had to let you guys know about it as I know people in Britain have trouble drinking plain water to the extent that some hate it and don't have it at all for days. 

It's called Sassy Water. Why? I think someone with the surname 'Sass' formulated the recipe for it hence. Now if you look over the web, its primarily for a 'flat belly' and not to improve your drinking habits. What I used it for is the latter and if the former comes along, its a bonus right?


Now I love water any way but nothing beats a jug full of water with colourful ingredients in it, especially Lemons and cucumber cheer me up and suddenly make me want to have water more. Call me silly but it even tastes delicious and refreshing than usual!

It apparently helps flush the body, fastens your metabolism and helps you digest better. Tummy bloating also seemed to reduce when I had this for two weeks or so. 

Below is the recipe I follow:

2 litres water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves (I use mint leaves instead!)

Beware. If you have never tried it before, every glass is followed by visit to the loo in just 15 minutes. Try it on the weekend first!

15 comments:

Inner Belle said...

sounds yummy! trying this in the weekend, usually always have a glass of water with lemon in the mornings

Livia said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing :) xx

Emma said...

I like hot water with ginger and lemon and this sounds even nicer, so I will give it a try. Not sure where I can get spearmint leaves where I live though! x

Arezu said...

I'm going to save this and give it a try.

I don't have a problem with drinking water, but it sounds like a nice way to spice up the flavour a bit.

Iheartmexo said...

this sounds really good! im deffo gonna try this thanks! x

pavani reddy said...

amazing post..will try this today onlyyyy..tyyyyy hugs

Pink Julep Abroad said...

Looks yummy! I've been adding the odd sass to my water here and there for years! It's a great way to trick yourself into hydration :-)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Pink Julep Abroad - It surely does help right in tricking the body and the mind to consume more water.

Glad you girls liked the post :) I forgot to mention, the ginger does not make it taste as great so you might want to skip that out or reduce its quantity.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Emma - I need to try your version of the drink now! Oh and I just used plain mint leaves as I couldn't find spearmint.

Shoppingaholic said...

Thanks for letting us know about it. I am going to try it from this weekend on. I waste cucumbers and mint leaves... but I don't see why I shouldn't save it. :)Thanks again. <3

LilyLipstick said...

I really need to start drinking more water so definitely giving this a go! x

Uma Preve said...

Looks like it's a delicious drink... I like water but I don't like the hard water here in Sweden. Maybe I will try this with no sugar!

Rindodo ♥ said...

oh, it looks super refreshing! a lemon x cucumeber <3 ima try it xD
btw can I add sugar?

fantastic said...

I don't know if I can handle running to the bathroom every few minutes (at the moment), but this looks so refreshing! Thanks for posting ;)

Billi said...

thanks for sharing :)
looks great