I have the best detox drink/mocktail ever!! Sometimes your body just needs a flush and this easy peasy drink has so many health benefits. There are only 4 ingredients: fresh muddled mint leaves, organic cold pressed cranberry juice (I’m not talking about Ocean Spray cranberry cocktail← filled with calories and sugar) pure coconut water, and a fresh lemon.
This detox mocktail is so refreshing and is a great alternative to drinking booze. Although, I like to put it in a martini glass and pretend! It is great for flushing the lymphatic system, cleansing, weight loss, and eliminates any unwanted bacteria. I have been drinking this flush drink once a day in the morning to start my day off right!
Check out the health benefits
Fresh muddled mint: Helps sooth an upset stomach, takes away bloat, and has many antibacterial properties. YES PLEASE!! Another favorite thing of mine to do is make mint and cucumber water! Feels like you’re at the spa!
Cranberry: Pure cranberry juice is a bit bitter (you don't want it to be filled with sugar), but tastes really good mixed with a little something. It’s rich in antioxidants, helps prevents UTI’s, and is full of vitamin C.
Coconut water: There are so many health benefits of coconut water; I drink this stuff on the daily. It is ultra hydrating, rich in nutrients, great for skin (moisturizes the skin from within and ditches oil), is the best hangover cure known to man, aids in weight loss, I mean I could go on for days over here. Anddd, I'm obsessed with anything coconut, so it's a win win in my book!
Lemon: I put lemons on anything and everything. It’s packed with vitamin C, amazing for your skin, immune system, is a natural cleanse for your stomach and blood purifier. Hangover cure anyone?
This drinky drink is the easiest thing to put together in the whole world and all the ingredients will cost you under $10. I'm all about simple, cheap and effective!
♥ Muddle about 5-10 mint leaves in the bottom of your martini shaker. I just use the butt of a knife to release the essence of the mint.
♥ Pour about a little less than a cup of coconut water into your shaker
♥Pour a few splashes of cranberry juice, just eyeball it (exact recipe measurements give me anxiety, so do what you like and what works for you)
♥ Squeeze a fresh lemon wedge on top
Optional: You can add a dollop of honey if you like a little sweeter drink. Raw honey has many health benefits, just watch how much you add.
Shake Shake Shake it up!! The color of this drink is so pretty and summery, and if you’re feeling feisty I don’t see why you couldn’t add a little booze (healthy cocktails, if there is such a thing)
Pour into a cutsie glass, top with a mint leaf and enjoy!! You will feel refreshed and energized and just know you are doing something healthy for your body.
XO Melissa ♥
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Heyde is the creator behind the beach inspired lifestyle blog, Mermaid Memos! She's a total beach girl, with a love and passion for health, travel, beauty and overall wellness. She grew up in beautiful San Diego, lived in Hawaii for a couple years and have always been drawn to the beach lifestyle. She believes that life is a balancing act so staying positive and grateful are her key motives for being the best version of herself, each and every day!