Fruity Mojito Sassy Water
Like many people, drinking adequate amounts of water during the long, hot days of summer is much easier for me than during winter months. For the past few weeks I’ve been having a much tougher time than usual getting it all in and as a result, I’ve noticed a definite negative impact on my weight loss and my workout performances. So, to help remedy this lack of hydration situation, I decided to starting making my own version of the hugely popular “Sassy Water”.
Yes, I’m a bit late to the party on this one, as I only recently heard of it. Actually, I was supposed to give this a try a couple of weeks ago, but I got busy with one thing, then another and before I knew it, I had forgotten about it. Well, I was reminded again when I stepped on the scale the yesterday morning. I am so thankful for the reminder because I actually drank it all – every last drop. And I also ate the cucumber and fruit slices. Though this lovely concoction is seductively delicious on its own, I must admit to spiking a couple of glasses with a small amount of agave for just a hint of sweetness. It was fabulous!I’m not exactly sure why the water turned cloudy, but I’m guessing it was because I used my microplane zester to grate the ginger, which made it extremely fine and very moist. I’m pretty sure it was no less delicious, but for aesthetics, I think I’ll use a regular grater or chop it by hand next time.
I’ve read that sassy water helps reduce bloating and is a main staple of the Flat Belly Diet, a plan that’s supposed to help with shedding extra belly fat. I drink it simply because it helps me consume a lot more water than I normally would. I’m not into weight loss diets, per se, but I’ll take those sassy water benefits any day.
Fruity Mojito Sassy Water Recipe
Source: My spin on the original recipe by Cynthia Sass
Serves 8 | Vegan
1/2 medium lemon
1/2 medium lime
1 medium cucumber
1/2 medium red or pink grapefruit
1 large orange
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
10-12 spearmint leaves
64 oz. filtered water
Wash all ingredients thoroughly. Peel the ginger and separate the mint leaves. Thinly slice the fruit and cucumber. Grate or finely chop the ginger and make small slits in the mint leaves to release the oils. Place everything into a large pitcher or other container and fill with water. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours and it’s ready for you to start your day.
Note: If at all possible, use all organic ingredients and drink up by the end of the day.