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My mum’s scented water for summer

Scented water for summer

Hi everyone!

Because it’s summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and because in Italy it’s bloody hot, I decided to share with you the scented water my Mum has been making lately. We all know how important it is to drink water non-stop, so I will not bore you with this, as I’m sure this is already engrained in everyone’s mind!

This recipe is super-easy and you just need three ingredients, plus water of course. You can make it in the morning and drink it through the day. It’s also a nice healthy drink, because lemon, ginger and mint help with your digestive system. That in turn helps to burn fat faster.

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You will need:

  • Around a litre of water
  • Fresh mint leaves (the more the better)
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Fresh peeled ginger (a few cubes)

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How to do it

First you have put the water in a pot to boil. When it’s boiling add the peeled-ginger pieces. Let it boil for around 15 minutes.

Once the 15 minutes is up, you can let it cool down for a while. Then take the ginger out and pour the water in in a big jar or in a big plastic bottle. You can now add the mint leaves and the lemon juice.

After it has cooled down fully (it will take a while!) you can put it in the fridge, leaving the mint leaves in so the water can really take on their flavour.

Et voilà, this scented water is ready to be enjoyed and provide a bit of refreshment on a boiling hot day.

 

I hope you have a great day and that you enjoyed reading this.

Let me know if you decide to give it a try, I’ll be flattered!

xoxo

Silvia

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  • Yiotou_La

    I love this! Best detox recipe! Water is probably the most important thing we put in our body and I aim to drink about 2l per day! Love your picture, so bright and fun.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Thank you very much Yiota! I wish I was more disciplined but I don’t always drink that much. I aim to do better though 🙂

  • This sounds amazing and such a healthy way to jazz up water, rather than the usual alternative of sugary dilute juice, which I’m really not a fan of. I’m looking forward to trying this – oh how I miss the hot Italian summers 🙂

    • Thank you Chiara, I was on holiday so that’s why I haven’t replied earlier. Seeing this post has just reminded me that I should have drunk more during the last 10 days, my fault 🙁
      It’s so hot it’s unbearable, I came home today from the Uk and at least there it wasn’t so hot and luckily it didn’t rain. Have a great day/summer! xx Silvia