Watermelon Detox Water

Watermelon, cucumber, mint and lemon detox water

This deliciously healthy drink has been my go-to over the course of the summer – it’s super easy to make and is so refreshing!

Why it’s healthy: firstly, drinking this is going to act as a substitute to other, not so great drinks. Pop, alcohol and even fruit syrups may seem appealing but they’re dehydrating, and the refined sugars in them are in no way good for you. If you’re drinking only water instead, kudos to you, but you may just want to shake things up a little, and also benefit from the ways the fruit flushes toxins and aids digestion. You’ll need these five ingredients (you can also mix and match!):


Watermelon Detox Water

2 litres water
1/4 small watermelon
1/4 cucumber
1 lemon
1 handful mint leaves
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A large glass bowl or jug

  1. Once you’ve got your ingredients together, roughly slice the watermelon, cucumber and lemon into the bowl and rip mint leaves into it too
  2. Fill the rest of the bowl with cold water, and mix about the floating ingredients
  3. Leave in the fridge to chill and draw the flavours out – overnight is best, but it can be ready in as little as 2-3 hours
As a handy tip, once you’ve drunk the water from the bowl, you can refill it and do the same once more. It’s best to only do this twice, and then eat what’s left before it goes bad!

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