Hope you had a great weekend! If you want to feel healthier and flush the bloat, toxins and indulgences from overdoing it during the weekend, this Raspberry Detox and Anti-bloat Tea is for you!
This tea is absolutely delicious, plus it will help to quickly flush bloat and restore normal hydration. Thanks to the raspberries, lemons and orange—and water—this drink not only hydrates you, it also flushes your system while the potassium helps to counteract excess sodium—and the bloat that comes with it.
Plus, every ingredient added to the water to make the tea is a phytonutrient superstar—the raspberries, lemons, orange, cinnamon and cloves all fight damage and inflammation created by toxins that enter the body (including those from a few too many unhealthy overindulgences—food, alcohol, stress, pollution).
More reasons to sip?
The raspberries: Research suggests they actually may assist in weight loss (yahoo!) because they contain the phytochemical C3G that may increase production of both adiponectin (which enhances fat metabolism) and leptin (which suppresses appetite). Oh yeah!
The cinnamon has an added bonus of helping to regulate blood sugar.
Raspberry Detox and Anti-bloat Tea
3 1/2 quarts water
1 (12 oz.) package raspberries
1 orange, juiced
2 lemons, juiced
10 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
In a large pot, combine water and raspberries bringing to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add juice from the orange and lemons, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Cover, and steep for 1 hour.
Pour slowly into serving glasses with a soup ladle and enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts: 28 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 7 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 1 g protein