Flat tummy water recipe

Flat tummy water recipe

Flat Tummy Water Recipe

This recipe will not only help you get hydrated, but it will help you flush out toxins, feel full and can lose weight fast.

Please remember any kind of store-bought appetite suppressant can be dangerous and may not necessarily help you with your weight loss goals.

There are so many weight loss recipes out there and it can be very misleading.

A healthy diet, exercise and self-control are key factors to successful weight loss.

New studies show that diet drinks actually make you fat.

Naturally flavored and infused waters are a favorite when it comes to weight management.

They taste deliciously good and you control the ingredients.

Please make sure you use filtered water to get the full benefits.

Let’s look at the ingredients in this flat tummy water recipe:


They are low in calories, act as a diuretic, high in dietary in fiber, and help keep the body alkaline. Cucumbers are a perfect weight loss food.


A study from the Institute for Human Nutrition at Columbia University showed that when participants drank a hot beverage with ginger, they felt more full and had less chance of overeating.


They are high in pectin fiber, which helps suppress food cravings. It also helps the body eliminate waste products by cleansing and detoxifying it. Lemons are alkaline forming and will aid with weight loss.


You may not have thought of mint as an appetite suppressant, but it is. Not only will it give the water a refreshing flavor it will stop food cravings too.


Water is life. It keeps the body hydrated, which is important because dehydration can slow down the fat burning process. It lubricates joints and muscles during exercise and helps the blood supply oxygen to muscles. Water also helps feel full during meals, so we don’t overeat.

Flat tummy water recipe:

In a BPA-free pitcher or mason jar, add the following:

6 cups of filtered water

1 tbsp of grated ginger

1 cucumber, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1/2 cup of mint leaves

Let the mixture infuse overnight

Drink it all the next day and enjoy!

If you don’t finish it all, please keep it refrigerated. it keeps up to 2 days.

Make sure ingredients are organic and the water is filtered.

If you can’t find fresh ginger, you can also use organic ginger root powder.

Use 1 Tbsp.

TIP: You can do this every other day.  This is safe and very hydrating too.

It is recommended to stop after 4 weeks.

We recommend Aquasana as a reputable source for water filters. They are very affordable and give you clean, delicious and healthy water.

We recommend Living Tree Community Foods as a reputable source for the organic ginger root powder.

AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this recipe or any weight loss recipe you wish to try are right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

For a potent lemon cleanse.

For how diet soda makes you fat.

For the health benefits of ginger.

For the health benefits of lemons.



1. “Ginger Consumption Enhances the Thermic Effect of Food and Promotes Feelings of Satiety without Affecting Metabolic and Hormonal Parameters in Overweight Men: A Pilot Study.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2012. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.



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  1. I love this water and it has really worked for me. The lemon rinds make it bitter…Will the juice of the lemon work the same or if I peel the lemon?

    • Hi Teresa,
      Please don’t keep more than 2 days, so the lemon does not get bitter. You can use lemon juice too, but we recommend you stick to the recipe. Good luck!

  2. Hi dont have filter water dispenser can use purified water or tap water. Or What brand water bottles are filtered water

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  4. sandeep kaur says:

    Flat tummy water safe in breast feeding

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  6. Can I use bottled water, I drink evian water, Can I put all the ingredients in the plastic bottle and leave it over night at room temperature?

  7. I was wondering if I need the ginger for this diet I have everything else

  8. Salmi Manoel says:

    Whoop whoop… I have all the ingredients(shame, my water is just purified and not filtered) and will start the course… Hoping for the best. :-)

  9. I grated the ginger, lemon and cucumbers.I left the mint leaves whole. I drank everything with the water. It was delicious! Should I have not eaten the ingredients?

  10. I know it’s recommended to stop use after 4 weeks, but what would happen if you didn’t? Or how long do you have to stop for before drinking it again?

  11. What food you shouldn’t eat besides sugar & drink soda?

  12. I dnt hv cucumber. So cn I use only mint,lemon and ginger mix??

  13. hi….
    please clarify the use of filter water, its definition or its difference with filter water.

    • Hi Susanne,
      You do not want to drink tap water, we recommend the use of water filters to remove contaminants, Chlorine, pesticides and VOCs.


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  16. Would it have any bad effect if i drink this everyday?

    • Hi Erolle,
      We always recommend moderation :-).
      We cannot advise personally as we don’t know what kind of meds or health condition you may or not may have. We are not doctors and are only here to provide healthy information, recipes and tips. Please talk to your health expert before changing your diet. Good luck!

  17. Good day

    Someone gave me the following as ingredients for detoxing as I want to burn stomach fat.

    — Cucumber
    —ginger (grated)
    —Lemon juice
    —Cayenne pepper

    mix this with hot water and let it cool overnight.
    does this mixture works

    • Hi Snazz,
      We can’t recommend a recipe we have not published and which has no references to back it up. Please talk to your health practitioner or nutritionist before you change your diet :-). Good luck!

  18. Dear can I add honey ? :)

  19. Hello, can I use parsley/mint seeds or oil to replace the leaves?

  20. can I use fresh spearmint in place of peppermint

  21. Asiphe Ntapo says:

    Hi Stepy…just wanted to ask whether i could use lemons,cucumber as well as apples because I’m struggling to find fresh ginger and mint?…

  22. If I substitute limes for lemons will it work just as we’ll ? Also should I bruise the mint leaves or just add them in ?

  23. Does the water have to be cold or hot?

  24. I want to try this,but i don’t have the mint leaves. Will the mixture workout?

  25. I want to try this,but i don’t have the mint leaves will this workout for me?

  26. I have been using this for a week and I’ve lost 1.5 kilos, and honestly feel different… I see changes round my tummy and I don’t feel bloated…

  27. If u reuse the ingredients do the water have to stand over nite again

  28. Thanks very much, I can try my best. I am 86 kg i want to lose 10 kg per first month

  29. I saw you can do this every other day for a week…..Is that once a month or how often can you start over? Thanks

  30. Hey I would like to know if this good for me to use I think I might be pregnant.

  31. Drank this last night before I went to bed and got a bit of a tummy ache – is that normal? Mind you I have a sensitive tummy – so I am not worried at all, but wondering is there is a possibly a connection.

  32. once you use the first batch of the flat tummy water can you reuse the ingredients a second time or do you need to put new ingredients back in the second time

  33. Hello. I’m very interested in trying this myself. However, while reading the comments I happen to stumble upon one that said any citrus fruit can be used in place of lemons. I was wondering if you could actually use more than one citrus fruit. Would the results still be the same, or is it best just to use the recipe you supplied? Thank you in advance.

  34. Hi Can This Be Taken Even If You Are In Metformin?

  35. albert curry says:

    can I resuse the engredient

  36. For how many days i need go drink this water and how just like normal water or empty stomach

  37. how long do you have to drink it says:

    how long do you have to drink it

  38. I just bought all of the ingredients. The recipe doesn’t specify how much to make, so I’m making a pitcher full. How long before I see results?

  39. Hi i just recently bought all the ingrediants for this but i could only find mint flakes not leaves would that work too?

    • Fresh is best, but flakes will do too. Good Luck!

    • Mint leaves are in the section with Cilantro and other herbs dried.It it is processed it Will not have the same effect, just keep looking you’ll find it if not sure if it’s mint just sniff it then you’ll recognize the minty smell.

    • Mint leaves are in the section with Cilantro & other herbs dried stuff is processed Will not gave the same effect just keep looking you’ll find it if not sure if it’s mint just sniff it then you’ll know

  40. wt du u mean by real food?

  41. I was at whole food market today. I found all the ingredients. I am very excited to try this. Can I use organic ground root ginger powder?

  42. Hey can u eat regular food with this drink

  43. question– could I use 2 limes instead of lemons? would it change the properties rendering the mixture useless? in addition how often should i change the ingredients discard and use fresh ingredients daily or after two to three uses. then discard and start all over again?
    Like · Reply · Just now

    • Hi Shari,
      You can use limes, but we recommend lemons. You can reuse the ingredients up to 48 hours.Be the judge and if you see the ingredients not looking fresh just change them. Good luck!

  44. Hey, I Was Just Wondering If You Have To Use Grated Ginger Or Can I Use Ground Ginger? Please Answer, Thank You (:

  45. hi Stepy I was wondering if I used more of the ingridents then suggested is that ok?

  46. do I need to change my diet meal plan when I start drinking this water or can I just keep on eating what I eat but just reduce the amounts of food I take in, I do gym 3 to 4 times weekly as well.
    I try to eat healthy most of the time but their are times I take in fatty foods. do you think this will work for me or am I just wasting my time? :-)

    • Hi Jessica,
      It is recommended to avoid all processed foods, refined sugars and sodas. We also recommend you talk to a health practitioner or nutritionist as we cannot advise you on a one one basis.

  47. I drank this recipe for a week and felt lighter and lost wait even though i used tap water. My friends complemented me si it really works but the problem is i get over hydrated so i would sweat abnormally. My hands, ampirts and foot would be very sweaty so i had to stop. I really want to continue but im scared of the sweating.

  48. Nice recipe. Please,what can I use instead of lemon? Thank you

  49. I am an asthama patient, and have balloon belly. I want to get rid of this. Shall I use warm filtered water? Can I eat the left over vegies once the juice is finished?

    Please reply me.

    Thanks again for this site. It is really so educative.


    • Hi,
      Thank you for your comment. You don’t need to use warm water. Filtered water is best and at room temperature. Yes you can eat the veggies. But please talk to your health expert. Good luck.

  50. Hi, I don’t want to lose weight, but to lose my big tummy. So how does this recipe work? I Just want a flat tummy, thanks…

  51. Oh my I must say this flat tummy water works, have ben drinking 2 litres per day for 2 weeks now & my tummy is flatter. Also it keeps me full so I can easily limit my food intake. Theres just something magical about lemons and weight loss. Love it!

  52. Hi
    I m breast feeding mother my baby is 14 months, can I use this water

    • Hi Preet,
      Please talk to your pediatrician or health practitioner before changing your diet. This a very natural water but it is better to ask for guidance. Good luck!

  53. can i use dried mint leaves spice. can’t get fresh mint leaves

  54. I tried this water last sunday and now i see huge different though i use olny lemon and ginger..it realy works

  55. Pls what can I replace for mint leave, it’s really difficult getting it around me

  56. How long will it take for me to lose weight when drinking this water?

    • Hi Olithemba,
      It depends on each individual. Combining this with a raw diet and exercise are key to success. Please talk to your health professional before changing your diet. Thank you

  57. hi there, just wanted to know can you reuse the ingredients for a few days and just top up the water or do you need to use fresh every day. Thanks.

  58. Do you still eat while drinking this?

  59. i hate my tummy. hopefully thiz will help.

  60. Pls where can I get mint leaves

  61. is it safe for breast feeding mothers

  62. it works wonders. I’v started using it only last week but i can c the difference

  63. Elicia Flores says:

    WHAT IF I AM MISSING AN INGREDIENT?? Will it still work??

  64. My sister who’s a big girl has been drinking this for 3 months and she’s lost 21 kilos, she’s added walking 3-4 times a week with it also.
    She also says she still eats bad foods sometimes, even macca’s but not as much in one sitting as she would have previously.
    It encouraged my mom to try it and my mom has lost a kilo a week, 3 kilos so far. So tonight my friend and I decided to give it a shot. I’m relying on it because I’m going to Fiji in two months. So fingers crossed it works for me too.
    They told me that I should expect to go to the toilet a lot for the first week and some tummy aches and nausea, but after that, my energy levels should be higher and sugar cravings should stop and also that I won’t be as hungry. But anyway, everybody is different, I’m giving it a go, see what happens.

  65. I am going to start to drinking diet water from today.Thanks for the advise

  66. I have a well and the water tests perfectly (we have had it done in last year) do I need to filter it?

  67. I started this on Friday and I love it. I have been having it for the last 4 days now. How long can I stay with this drink? I am also trying this with warm water to-day is that ok?

  68. Can i use tap water.

  69. this sounds like a grate way to loose weight before my wedding

  70. I will like to start this healthy water diet, for two weeks without alcohol involved and see what the results are.

  71. hi! can i use it while on medication?

  72. is it okay if i let it not refrigerated throughout the day?..i go to work and there’s no way to refrigerate it in my workplace…thanks…:)

  73. Hi..will the water work without mint leaves(they are scarce where i come from

  74. Hi!
    I started having this as of today as suggested by my gym instructor.
    Tastes good. On an avg, to check the progress, what is a good measure in weight loss? I intend to do this for a month to begin with.

    Thanks :)


  75. Christian says:

    Day 1 of the flat tummy water…I wasnt sure if I was supposed to eat as well. I brought cherries, a nectarine and a greek salad with me to work . That won’t slow down the results will it?

  76. Hi I just spoke with my sister she has list a lot of belly fat so far doing the water detox. Now I’m starting soon an if o don’t have the recommended water can I use purfied water?

    • Hi Jazman,
      We are glad it worked for your sister and recommend filtered water. Please talk to your health practitioner before changing your diet. Good luck!

  77. Hi Stepy,
    Thanks first for creating such a wonderful site.
    I am from India and want to ask you, can flat tummy water cause headache problem. I started today and i am having a little headache.
    Does it have any side effects bcoz you stress more on doing it only for a week?
    Can it be done after a month again for a week (alternate days)
    I strongly believe in organic foods nd this site is helping me a lot.
    Thanx once again.

    • Hi Birju,
      We are glad you like our site. You should not have a headache, in fact headaches are usually related to dehydration. This should help alleviate your headache.
      If you are taking medicine or have food allergies, please make sure you talk to your health professional BEFORE you make nay changes in your diet.
      This drink is very safe but with all things we recommend moderation and not excess. Yes you can do after a month etc…

  78. Anonymous says:

    Am i supposed to drink this one time or i drink it all?
    Through out the day? it must have to be in the refrigerator? Can we use purified water?

  79. Cynthia Eze says:

    can a nursing mother take this flat tummy recipe. lemon, ginger, cucumber and mint

    • Hi Cynthia,
      Please talk to your health care professional or pediatrician. We cannot recommend this to you. Congrats on your new baby :-)

  80. hi hope this will help, can i use monthly once week ,over wight is killing me

  81. I started this on Monday. I have lost 2 lbs. I drank the entire pitcher in one day. I made new mix and repeating every other day. I am eating right and avoiding fast food. I feel lighter and not bloated.

  82. rozzette says:

    Do you have to slice new ingredients every night, or do you continue to use the ones from the night before? How often should this be done? Help

  83. Luisa whitcher says:

    Hi, I can’t get hold of any mint leaves, what is the alternative? Thanks

  84. Hello im trying this water n feeling very gud n light.. I wanted to confirm is it ok if we keep the water in refrigerator overnight. Then drink it on the whole other day..
    thank u.. waiting for ur response.

  85. CAN I EAT THE CUCUMBERS , lemons , mint , and ginger in the water

  86. So day I’m starting my water journey. I just tossed it in the fridge to be ready in the morning. I am a mother of 3 7,6 and 14 months old I am 6′ 6” and 197 and can’t wait to get my body back! I look forward to herring others results as well as seeing my own. Good luck my friends

  87. While drinking this tasty water – do you carry on with a healthy diet also?
    Unsure if we can mix this tasteful delight with food?

  88. Its my first day to try this and i really looking forward to make this a habit.. Can’t wait for the result coz i really have to lose weight by the end of the month.. Hope this will work.. Thanks for the tip


    What does the mint do!? Is it just for taste

  90. I cut up the mint leaves. Should I strain this or just drink them down with the water?

  91. Can I use water bought from the grocery store..like the big gallons? Also do the veggies reallly have to be organic?

    • Yes the veggies need to be organic. Bottled water is not the best option as we recommend BPA-free bottles when possible. Hope this helps!

  92. Katrina Buford says:

    Can u use bottle water..?

  93. Im doing this water now and have been for 3 days, cant wait to see
    The results.

  94. I don’t know why everyone keeps asking the same questions over and over, but why if its safe do you only use it for one week and thats it? You never do it again another words? Why can’t you do it every other week? or once a month?

    • Hi Sylvia,
      It is recommended to start slowly to see how your body feels. You be your own judge. It does not contain any harmful ingredients, and is a healthy water to drink. We don’t see any harm in drinking on a regular basis. Ask your health practitioner or nutritionist to guide you. Let us know. Hope this helps!

    • Hi Sylvia,
      It is totally safe and you can do as long as you want. Please don’t over do it though. It is recommended to do in moderation and not excess. Take breaks. Listen to your body.
      Combine with a healthy diet and exercise to see great results. Good Luck!

  95. With the Flat Tummy Water, can you reuse the ingridents and just add additional filtered water and if so how many times can you reuse? I would think at least 2 times you could fill it up so two days worth.

  96. Do we eat the cucumber and other stuff?

  97. cecilia cabanilla says:

    can we eat while we do this water diet

  98. Will this drink cause frequent bowel movements?

  99. I am trying this from more than 1 week…but can you kindly suggest if should i drink on daily basis or on alternate days?

  100. How long it take for the result?

  101. Should the ginger be fresh or power?

  102. I drank the whole thing in 1/2 an hour is that ok? I love water but this is a little tart and minty but it’s ok.

  103. OK…I have read all comments and the one question that has been asked several times is “Does it really work”. I do not see a straight answer, its either a yes or no. We know to use orgnanic products. So this question goes to anyone who has actually tried it, I would like to know if it really works.


    • Hi Gigi,
      This will work but you need to remove processed foods and refined sugars form your diet. Exercise is highly recommend.
      This is not a miracle cure and you need to use common sense :-)

    • Yes it works! Although my version is a bit different, I use cucumber, mint, lemon and lime and just sip it all day. I lost 2 and1/2 lbs last week. I also noticed that I feel warmer after drinking it and better in general.

  104. Malinda Parker says:

    Has anyone had any results with this water in conjunction with excercises and healthy diet ?

  105. This may be a dumb question, but here it goes: Is this to be refrigerated for the infusion process?

  106. can i take this water with 14 days german diet same time

  107. What are the best foods to eat with this drink?

  108. I made a gallon so it would last longer, can I do that?

  109. Do I eat breakfast before I drink flat tummy water?

  110. It says it’s safe to use every other day for a week. If it’s safe, shouldn’t it be safe enough to drink everyday? I don’t understand?!

  111. Can I use tap water instead of filtered water?

  112. Wilnard Baker says:

    I am trying to get into the navy I have lost all the weight that was directed for me to lose but now I have a saggy stomach will this water help me? I have 3 months to get rid of it and I am desparate.

    • Hi Wilnard,
      You are on the right track but you must adopt a healthy diet combined with regular exercise. Only exercise will strengthen the muscles in your tummy.

  113. Do i drink one cup a day or the whole 6cups a day

  114. Hi….I have a very big tummy…to get a flat …I believe will take time….so shall I continue this beyond a week

  115. Could you blenderise the water, ginger, cucumber, lemon & mint once it has infused? That way you get whatever fibre there is as well?

  116. carlinabrown says:

    how often do u drink this drink,a month,week ect. and how long before u see results

  117. Does this take the place of food or just help to curb appetite? Also how frequently throughout the day do you drink it I.e. with meals, as a snack, should it be drunk all at once?

  118. How many days do you have to do it…and do you eat with it

    • Hi,
      Drink it all the next day and enjoy!
      Make sure ingredients are organic. You don’t need to fast. Make sure you avoid processed foods, refined sugars and sodas.
      Adopt a healthy diet and exercise to get faster results.
      TIP: You can do this every other day for 1 week. This is safe and very hydrating too.

  119. Latoya Jackson says:

    How long are you supposed to do this?

  120. Can I re- use the ingredients ? How long it takes in effect ?

    • benita killion says:

      how long can i use these ingredients and does it really works for the tummy???? benita

      • Hi Benita,

        Make sure ingredients are organic
        TIP: You can do this every other day for 1 week.
        You need to use fresh ingredients every 2 days.
        This is safe and very hydrating too.

  121. veronica smith says:

    I just need to loss my tummy

  122. Recommended. Try this refreshing naturally flavoured water for better health, as part of a detox diet or just to quench your thirst.

  123. New studies show that diet drinks actually make you fat.
    Eating fresh foods, and drinking healthy drinks that do not contain artificial sweeteners can help you achieve weight loss success.
    Naturally flavored and infused waters are a favorite when it comes to weight management.

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