Not only does watermelon taste fantasticly refreshing on a hot summer day, it's on my list of bloat reducing foods. Cool off AND slim down with this simple mix.

Ingredients:

4 cups watermelon chunks (seeds removed)
Juice of 1 one lemon
1/2 cup fresh mint

In a blender, mix the watermelon and lemon juice. Stir or blend in the mint, and serve over ice.

 
 
1 1/3 cups of fine ground coffee 
4 cups of water

  • Combine coffee and water in a glass container or mason jar. Stir to combine well. Cover and let it 'brew' at room temperature for 8-24 hours (I usually make mine in the evening and let it brew about 12 hours overnight)

  • Use a grain strainer or put a coffee filter in a fine sieve over a mixing bowl and slowly pour coffee mixture through the filter. This is now your coffee concentrate.

  • To serve, mix about 1/3 coffee concentrate with 2/3 water. Increase the concentrate for a stronger cup of coffee. 
You can enjoy this hot or cold, depending on whether you add boiling water or cold water. Keep refrigerated. The concentrate will stay good for up to one week.

 
 
Juice of one lemon
1 inch piece of ginger root (peeled)
handful of fresh mint
1 tablespoon agave
1 1/2 cups water

Place it all in a blender and mix it up. If you want to drink it right away you can replace some of the water with ice. Otherwise, let it chill in the fridge before enjoying this refreshing, alkalizing, tasty treat!