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Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin

detox beauty water

Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin

– 1 to 2 L of water

– 1 lemon

– 5 strawberries sliced

– 1 apple sliced

– handful of fresh mint leaves

– 1 tsp of cinnamon

– handful of ice 

*Cinnamon: improves circulation, thins blood, and manages blood sugar levels. Results in fewer sugar cravings so you eat less and can control calorie intake.

*Apple: vitamin c also known as absorbic acid synthesizes collagen which can help your skin look better. It also helps repair and maintain bones and teeth and helps heal wounds swiftly.

*Strawberries: help fight carcinogens and contains anti aging properties such as biotin and antioxidant ellagic acid which helps prevent sagging skin.

*Mint: helps to improve digestion and gets rid of stomach cramps.

*Lemon: stimulates the digestive track and helps with constipation.

Yesterday I had a MAJOR YOLO meal that I’ve been planning for  weeks now since I was eating super clean for my book cover photo shoot and my DVD shoot. I invited my friends out to have the fattiest burgers, hotdogs, and fries I’ve ever tasted! Look:

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That burger has 4 Hawaiian rolls as the top bun and 4 Hawaiian rolls as the bottom bun. That’s 8 Hawaiian rolls in one hamburger. It was my YOLOmeal celebration. Let’s not talk about calories, k? Mine was the “healthiest” with avocado, a fried egg, jalapeno cheese, and a huge burger patty inside. Some of the others had fries, chili, bacon, and just unspeakable things that should not be paired together for the sake of the human race. At first we all were DYING because of how amazing it tasted. Sweet, salty, gooey, soft, cheesy, crunchy…omg everything was perf.

Then…

I fell into a MAJOR food coma. I passed out 3 times yesterday. Once while my friends were playing Scrabble in the afternoon. Once in the car ride home. And once at night while checking email. It was really horrible and kinda funny (not really) all at the same time. My body just couldn’t handle. I felt sick, groggy, slow, and just blehhh. I thought a good night’s sleep would cure all. But I woke up with some congestion and crusty eyes.

SO!!! What’s the point of me telling you all that? I eat clean like literally 90-95% of the time. I save a YOLO Meal for once a week to satisfy my taste buds and my soul. But because I haven’t YOLO’d in a long while due to my shoots, I wanted to go hard. But…I went too hard. I didn’t really think it was possible as I never really get sick. But my body was like “DON’T YOU EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN!!!!”

It was like putting low quality gas in a beautiful car that can only take premium gasoline. The car (my body) malfunctioned and stopped running. Luckily, I recovered. But do it too much and the effects may be hard to reverse. Your body is your vehicle…feed it well so you can drive smoothly.

Our body is our best indicator of our health – all the symptoms you see and feel are red flags for you to diagnose. Be your own doctor. You know your body best. If it doesn’t feel good, stop it. If it feels good, do more of it. That’s a general rule I follow.

ANYWAY!! I woke up needing something to detoxify me from that carb and fat overload yesterday! So I made myself some Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin. My goal was to rehydrate my insides since all that sodium was making me feel all shriveled up internally and externally. I also wanted to make sure to stop myself from wanting that meal again. I mean, the sick feeling I got will remind me to not want to eat like that but also, sometimes our bodies can get addicted to sugar and carbs if we have it too much.

So I hope you get a chance to try the concoction above! Let me know how it makes you feel! It tastes so good. I can drink it forever and ever! There’s zero calories in the whole thing unless you decide to eat the fruits afterwards.

Have you ever YOLO’d so hard that you passed out?

<3 Cassey

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  • Great recipe! The mix of apple and lemon has such an interesting flavor :)

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  • If there could be with out the lemon i already have tummy trouble

  • If there could be with out the lemon i already have tummy probem

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  • ELLE D.

    How long should the water sit & infuse before I start drinking it? How long can it be left in the fridge? I appreciate all information anyone provides!

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  • lacey2

    Sucks, that you enjoyed yurself so much, and then had to pay for it later!

  • Sunshine

    Hello There,
    How are you?
    I just want to ask if I can drink whole milk or have my cereal w/milk after I drink my lemon water? Or should I wait a few minutes to half a hour or more??
    Would it cause a bad reaction when lemon juice and milk are combined? Can I get sick??
    I’m sorry I’m just concerned about the reaction of lemon with whole milk and other types of milk such as….. almond/coconut milk.
    Hoping you can help me pretty please :) :)
    Thank you for your time, it means very much.

    • Cheryl

      I wouldn’t worry about having a bad reaction when mixing milk and lemon juice. Whenever I need buttermilk when baking, I mix those 2 to make the milk sour. Hope this helped.

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  • Kathy

    OMG THIS IS IN THE VALLEY.

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  • Jackie Saray

    I was wondering what the recipe would be for one serving..like for a detox cup serving.

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  • Ana Abreu

    OMG is that what happens? I had a YOLO meal this pass Friday and a few hours later i throw it all up and then passed out!!!!!!

    It was crazy, Im glad I wasn’t by myself and since I read this blog now I will never do it again!!!!!!

  • Olivia

    I was wondering if i could go without the strawberries in the mixture? I can’t find them anywhere in the supermarkets now as it’s Autumn. Any suggestions for any other fruits I could try?

    • Ali

      Use frozen. It will also help keep the water cold.

  • Eveline

    Hey everybody!

    I was reading this (obviously) and today I also had to much of a Yolo meal. It’s my boyfriends birthday so I figured that I could eat something unhealthy today. We went to a Pubquiz, which was super fun btw, and they had skittles and M&M’s mixed in little bowls. And you can guess, I ate way too much of them and now, I am nauseous… So it’s my own fault but still, I am thinking why in the *peep* would I do this? I wasn’t even hungry, I just ate them because they were there in front of me all the time. So yes no more Yolo for a week! And now I know why x)

    X

  • Annie

    Hey cassey
    So as I was reading your post I was going thru my Yolo meal if you say so I asked my boyfriend to get me something to eat since it was 1am and I didn’t eat dinner because I felt asleep so he got me some fries and tacos well I been following your meal plans for 2 weeks and needless to say 5 min after eating I felt bad my stomach was hurting well still is I got diarrhea and I had the urge to puke. I am in shock as to how my body changed 2 weeks ago this was nothing now it hurts to eat junk food

  • Megan

    I started drinking this on sunday with the goal of clearer skin. I feel like im breaking out worse than i was since ive started. Is this part of the detoxing?!

    • Eboni

      I think you may be allergic to something in the mixture.

    • Lisa

      Theres a possibility the impurities are coming to the surface

    • Lana

      When I drink water with lemon in it, I break out too. I assume it is the acidity.

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  • Michelle

    So I’ve been going hard for the last few weeks really committing myself to working out everyday and eating prettty clean. I’ve been looking forward to my YOLO meal from SONIC that I had planned for quite some time. Today for lunch I had that meal…… and I feel GROSS! I believe I am experiencing my first true ‘food coma’. I immediately thought back to this post. Cassey, I believed you when you said you overdid it with the YOLO meal but I didn’t think it could be this bad. Ugh! I don’t know why but my first instinct was to come on here an post something, LOL. I hope I don’t experience the hangover part tomorrow :(

  • Leandra

    I know this is a super late response, but the only time I can specifically remember YOLOing too hard was in 8th grade (Oh gosh, 8 years ago!) after I took the practice SAT. I went to Wendy’s with my friends, and got a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a Frosty. For some people that may be normal, but my family was never that big into fast food, and my mom usually cooked pretty nutritiously. I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I’ve had a burger from Wendy’s! Now whenever I go there (which is like once or twice a year) I get one of their salads. I’m at the point in my life where fatty foods make me feel incredibly blehhhhh unless if I eat them any more than once every 3 weeks or so. (I wish I could say the same about super-sugary foods though! I’m fighting my sugar addiction tooth and nail!) I think I might try this detox water next weekend, which is the next time the cafeteria will have fresh strawberries that I can take home with me…

  • Hi Cassey & fellow Popsters!

    I just wanted to point out a possible side effect of drinking citrus detox water close to your period start date. I made a blog post about it: http://loveorurban.com/2014/02/26/lemon-detox-warning/

    But long story short, it caused mine to delay for 6 days! I haven’t found professional medical advice to back this claim up; however, a quick google search turns up tons of posts about girls experiencing the same thing.

    Just wanted to point it out so everyone can be careful!

    • ConPanna

      In chinese medicine, there’s stuff that are ” cold ” and stuff that are ” hot “. Lemon happens to be something that’s in the “cold” category. Therefore, drinking too much of it may cause your period to delay. At least that’s what I learned from my parents. Not to mention drinking ice cold stuff just makes it worst cuz apparently it causes ur womb to contract *-* … My period delays and then I get huge cramps afterwards if i drink too much ice cold drinks / eat too much ice cream.

  • Ashley

    soo this is gonna sound like a really dumb question but how long can i use the fruit until i should add fresh ingredients to the water…and should i just throw the old ingredients away or can i eat it? thanks for the help! ><

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  • Nice recipe, i love this, but maybe i will add ginger in this combination. Ginger is great detox too.

  • Whua, this is awesome. I’m going to try it out right away. I think it will taste delicious! And DAT YOLO MEAL AMMAGAWD O_O <3

  • Heidi

    Sounds delicious! I was wondering if a significant amount of nutrients actually enter the water?

  • Jessica

    I was wondering if you can make the water in large like pitchers, and let it sit in your fridge? Will it get gross, or go bad?

  • Leigh

    I love doing the fruit waters. Some of my fav are lemon/lime or lemon/fresh mint or kiwi/raspberry/strawberry. This one sounds delish! Never thought of adding cinnamon to the water before!
    I have done the bad binge thing and always feel horrible afterward. Sick and tired and just plain out of it. Funny how we do this to our bodies.

    Thanks for the detox water. Going to the kitchen now to make mine up. So super excited! <3

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  • Cecilia

    I made this water last night to drink this morning. It is SO GOOD! It reminds me of the iced passion tea at starbucks. I didn’t add mint since I didn’t have any, and I forgot to add cinnamon until this morning. Either way-SUPER delicious!

    • Rebekah

      I agree! I made this last night and took a sip just this morning and it does taste exactly like the passion tea at Starbuck (unsweented version). Good thing because I love their passion ice tea!

  • Love these water drinks that are posted…. I need to try it. How long do you let it sit for before you drink it????

    • Rebekah

      I let mine sit over night…

  • Claudia

    Instead of using strawberrys can I substitute it won’t raspberrys??

  • I love the ideas for these flavored waters but I’m usually so lazy. Maybe I’ll try a simple version of one of these soon–like a lemon-cinnamon one?

  • Gabby

    Wow! I just made the detox water and it is soooo good! I was skeptical about putting cinammon straight in water, but it tastes very good! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Cassey!!! <3

  • AJ

    How long do you leave the water sitting before you drink it?
    And isn’t one to two liters a lot?
    How long do you have to drink it until it’s not good anymore?