I've always loved ginger so this weekend I made a pitcher with fresh ginger root and citrus fruit slices (grapefruit, lemon and lime.) Ginger is also great for digestive health, which heaven knows I could use. I've been careful with citrus because of my ulcer but I decided to give this a try and it's been great. Belly is calm and I'm getting the benefit of all of that vitamin C. Between daboyz and me, that pitcher is gone so I just threw some canteloupe, cucumber and a little bit of ginger root together. Top it with tap water (yes, I drink tap water. Michigan has excellent tap water) and into the fridge. In the mornings, I'm filling a water bottle and taking it to work to sip throughout the day.
I absolutely love this idea because there are so many amazing fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs at the farmer's market that I want to try but don't always know exactly what to do with. Well, now I know! I figure, you can't go wrong. If you don't like what you get, try again. And with the mint that grows all over my back yard, I can keep myself entertained all summer.