Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sassy Water

From: "The Flat Belly Diet"

2 liters water [about 8 1/2 cups]
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, peeled and thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves
* I substitute mint, 'cause that's what I've got growing in the garden.

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day. The ginger also helps calm and soothe the GI tract.

This Sassy Water recipe and eating a MUFA at every meal were the only two unique protocols I found in this book.

MUFAs, pronounced MOO-fahs = monounsaturated fatty acids

MUFAs are the good fats you find in foods like peanut butter, olive oil, and avocados. They claim that "their" research has demonstrated MUFAs help seek out and erase our belly fat.