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,