It’s getting increasingly difficult for me to juggle work, blogging and trying to eat healthy. In between all of this the wonderful people at Diet Unlimited came as saviors. In addition to the wonderful three day diet plan and counselling they chalked out for me (read all about it here) they gave me an easy, peasy recipe for an ‘Antioxidant cooler’ which I have added to my daily regime and thought I would share with you guys.
The debate if antioxidants are real or simply a myth to sell health products will continue, and I really don’t have a stand on this. Antioxidants are necessary to reduce the levels of oxidative stress that happens in our body, which can have detrimental effects. A lot of natural foods have antioxidants which are helpful for reducing harmful free radicals in the body and this recipe employs a lot of those foods.
I found this recipe extremely easy, it’s just a twist to regular drinking water. We drink water all day throughout, so why not add something to it that’ll make it even more healthier and beneficial.
(Recipe courtesy Diet Unlimited)
- large pitcher of cold filtered water
- 1 lemon thinly sliced
- 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
- small bunch mint (stems cut off)
- three slices of apple
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate. Depending on how strong you want the flavor to be, refrigerate overnight or for a couple of hours. Continue to refill with water throughout the day.
I actually have a jug with pieces of the above fruits and veggies at work, and I continue to add water throughout the day and drink out of it. Another version of this drink involves replacing the apple with some ginger. That version turned out to be less sweet, and more spicy thanks to the ginger.
Let me know if you try this out and how it works for you. Drink up! Cheers!