I always find myself reaching for sugary sports drinks (or dehydrating G&Ts) this steamy time of year. They might quench my thirst, but either do much for my health or skin. Which is why I’m trading them in for Kimberly Snyder ’s herby, hydrating, naturally detoxifying concoctions. The celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, also happens to be the mastermind behind my life-changing morning ritual, the Glowing Green Smoothie . In short: I’m having whatever she’s having.
Iced Rooibos Mint Tea
Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants and flavonoids, so it promotes glowing skin while preventing premature aging. Over a little ice with mint and lemon, it’s a refreshing and detoxifying summer beverage.
6 rooibos tea bags
One lemon, sliced
Handful fresh mint leaves
Stevia to taste
1 gallon of boiling water
Pour water over lemon, teabags and mint leaves and steep, stirring occasionally, until liquid cools. Remove tea bags, pour into a pitcher, and refrigerate. Serve chilled or over ice. Serves 8.
Cilantro and Jalapeno Limeade
Cilantro is loaded with antioxidants and aids in detoxification, while jalapeno can help rev up your metabolism. Lime is high in Vitamin C to keep those summer colds at bay.
4-1/2 cups of water
1 cup organic cilantro, washed and chopped
2 large jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed and chopped
1-1/2 cups of fresh lime juice
Stevia to taste
Lime slices for garnish
Pour water over cilantro and jalapenos. Steep for 30 minutes at room temperature, and then cover and chill for 3-4 hours. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and stir in lime juice. Add stevia to taste. Serve over ice garnished with lime slices. Serves 4-6.