Have you ever been to a spa where they serve you water with slices of orange, kiwi or cucumber? Yeah, me neither, but I hear that it’s all the rage.
I try to live healthfully. Really I do. But there is one evil, horrible, delicious, (did I mention addictive?) habit that I have ‘quit’ about 10 times. And that substance is Coke Zero. Well, in order to make this eleventh detox as pleasant as possible, I am once again turning to other beverages that are better for my health. I did a post on basil-water about 2 years ago while trying a Coke Zero detox.
First I take either plain water, iced tea or soda water. Then I take anything that looks squeezable or muddlable (is that a word?) and squeeze/muddle my heart out.
I’m about to head out of town for a few days and I have a perfectly good cucumber in the fridge that I just can’t send to an untimely death in the compost heap, mainly because I don’t have a compost heap. So my motto is “When in doubt, FREEZE.”
I pulled out my ice cube trays and within a few hours, I had day-spa-worthy ice cubes.
My current favorite combo: Iced tea + Soda water + muddled mint + pink grapefruit slices + cucumber. Yes, all together. Yes, it’s delicious. Almost as delicious as Coke Zero. Maybe AS delicious. Hey, if it stacks the odds in my favor against that formidable adversary, I’m willing to try it.
Q: Are you trying to kick a habit for the eleventy billionth time? Do you have tips?