Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tasty Tuesday - A Fab Summer Drink!

So the calendar has rolled around to another Tuesday and since it's warming up a bit, I thought it was time to turn Tasty Tuesday into a Tasty Tuesday DRINKS edition. Don't worry, as always, this is a PG-13 rated recipe, no need to shoo the under-agers out.

This recipe is actually called a fat-flush drink; I'm not going to weigh in (pun intended) on the weight loss benefits of this particular drink. I will say that it's incredibly yummy on a hot, summer afternoon...and best enjoyed sitting on a deck and doing absolutely nothing. Other than maybe reading a book. So, without further ado: Fruity Water


Ingredients per 8 oz serving

Water
1 slice grapefruit
1 tangerine
½ cucumber, sliced
2 peppermint leaves
Ice – as much as you like

Directions
Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher.

Stir & Enjoy!

It's as simple as that. I love the fruity undertones of this drink, plus it's a way to get more water into your diet, especially when you feel overloaded with pain-water-boredom. Oh, and the longer it sits (although I never keep it more than 2 days) the better it tastes!

How about you, readers? Do you have a favorite summer drink recipe? Share in the comments!