BONUS BLOG: Hydrate Like A Champ

Now that summer is the theme of every blog, recipes for flavored water drinks will be contagious.

The classic Cucumber and Lemon combo water is refreshing, a regular in high-end gyms and yoga studios. A nice and healthy addition to making it more interesting: Cilantro.

Cilantro, also known as the leaves of the Coriander plant and a close relative to Parsley, is an Old World herb that has been around since the days of Babylon. Mostly used in Asian and Mexican cooking, Cilantro is a nice and fresh way to add a bit of acidity to any dish.

Because of its known anti-inflammatory properties and positive effects on the urinary tract system, it’s great to add to teas, soups, and dishes to help clean out your system.

“Hydrate Like A Champ” Water:

  • 1 bushel of fresh Cilantro
  • 1 full Lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 full Cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 2 liters (or about 5 cups) of water

Heat the water in a large pot on the stove. Add the finely chopped Cilantro to the water and steep for ten minutes, like tea. Let the pot cool completely and pour into a pitcher. Add the sliced Cucumber and Lemon, let it marinate all together in the fridge overnight. Drink one glass a day, as a way to hydrate and flush out your system.

Try it for a week; your kidneys will thank you.

Thanks and happy eats,

Lisa

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