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!