Every WOW Woman knows that real beauty starts from the inside and though we can by all means give our overall aesthetic a helping hand by nourishing our skin with sumptuous facial treatments, maintaining a consistent skin care regime and wearing complimentary shades of lip colour for our complexion, we need to be treating all of our cells and organs to adequate hydration, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants in order to function, feel and look our best at all times.
When we’re busy it can be hard to keep up with maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet and we can flood our systems with toxins such as caffeine, sucrose and alcohol which can leave us feeling drained, lethargic and suffering the widespread effects of dehydration. When you need a hydrating, nutrient rich booster to cleanse your whole system then these drinks are the perfect solution. While some of them are simple water solutions which demand only that you add some fruit or veg to a refreshing ice cold pitcher, the rest are more substantial juices which will give you the perfect spirited energy with which to start your day.
Cucumber, Lemon, and Mint Detox Water
A classic revitalising combo, lemon and mint make terrific partners which could aid digestion while cucumber both rehydrates and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties making this a perfect and refreshing drink to enjoy with or after your lunch or dinner.
- 2L water
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 10+ mint leaves
- (optional) 2 inch piece of ginger for some extra zest + digestive benefits
- (optional) 5+ strawberries for some added flavor, and your water will turn pink!
Wash veggies. Slice cucumber & lemon, add mint leaves, peeled ginger & sliced strawberries if desired. Let steep in fridge for a minimum of 1 hr. For best results leave overnight. Detoxing made easy, Enjoy!
Super Hydration Juice
If you’re looking for something a little more substantial which can rehydrate a dry system, then this Super Hydration Juice is just the ticket. Featuring a refreshing combination of cucumbers, beetroot, apples, strawberries and mint, this juice is not only delicious but it’s also terrifically boosting for skin and a great diuretic which can help reduce water retention.
- 2-3 organic cucumbers, large
- 2 organic apples
- 1/4 organic beet or a handful of organic strawberries (opt)
- Organic mint, to taste
Juice everything together in your juicer. Pour into two glasses with ice. Add a couple sprigs of mint for a garnish. Enjoy!
Golden Detox Drink
For anyone serious about giving their body a proper toxin cleanse, this Golden Detox Drink has everything you could need for a supreme detox session. With tumeric, ginger, a pinch of cayenne pepper and lemon juice, this drink packs a punch and is bursting full of ingredients which will strengthen your immune and digestive system as well as provide anti-inflammatory relief.
- 2 cup hot water
- 2 cups cold water
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 small tsp powdered ginger
- 3 drops Stevia concentrate or 1 tsp raw honey
- Pinch of cayenne
- pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- Juice from 1/2 small organic lemon
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and while it heats up, put the rest of the ingredients including the 2 cups of cold water in your largest favourite tea cup or jar.
Beautiful Skin Detox Water
A gorgeous blend of strawberries, apple, cinnamon, lemons and mint tastes sublime and can also help you cope with sugar cravings if you’re trying to improve your diet. The result? A water infused with total goodness which may even help to give you a glowing complexion.
- 1 to 2 L of water
- 1 lemon
- 5 strawberries sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 handful of ice
Cinnamon: improves circulation, thins blood, and manages blood sugar levels. Results in fewer sugar cravings so you eat less and can control calorie intake.
Apple: Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid synthesises collagen which can help your skin look better. It also helps repair and maintain bones and teeth and helps heal wounds swiftly.
Strawberries: help fight carcinogens and contains anti ageing properties such as biotin and antioxidant elegiac acid which helps prevent sagging skin.
Mint: helps to improve digestion and gets rid of stomach cramps.
Lemon: stimulates the digestive track and helps with constipation