Flat Tummy Water Recipe



Flat Tummy Water — don’t you like the sound of it already? When my Mom shared this recipe she stumbled upon awhile back, we knew we had to try it! What I like best about Flat Tummy Water is that it’s a delicious way to stay hydrated. Because you’re hydrated, you feel full and guard yourself against weight gain. Plus, all the water helps flush out your toxins. After one day of drinking it, I felt healthier already.

Note: This is not a meal replacement! Drink it like you would regularly hydrate yourself. I drink mine through the day so it makes me feel full. I feel like I’m drinking a salad actually.

My Mom got this recipe from Step Into My Green World. Click on the link to read about the health benefits of cucumber, ginger, lemon, mint and water.

Here’s a 15-second video of how my Mom and I prepared our Flat Tummy Water! The recipe and more pictures of the drink follow after the video. :)

Flat Tummy Water Recipe Video

Pretty easy, right? After you cover the bottle or pitcher, refrigerate overnight! Drink the next day. :)

Flat Tummy Water Recipe

{Make sure ingredients are organic!}

In a BPA-free water container, add 6 cups water, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 thinly sliced cucumber, 1 sliced lemon, 1/3 cup of mint leaves. Infuse the mixture overnight. Drink it the next day! Make sure it stays refrigerated. Many thanks again to Step Into My Green World for this recipe!


My Mom used turmeric instead of ginger for her pitcher of Flat Tummy Water. I used plain ol’ ginger.


It was such a refreshing morning drink! See how the water is a bit translucent? The first thing you’ll taste is the lemon’s kick, then the cucumber. The ginger was very subtle.


I liked chewing on the mint leaves when they’d end up in my glass. Nope, I didn’t eat the lemon and the cucumber in my water. :) You can use the cucumber, lemon, ginger and mint for a second round actually.


Water’s okay, I have no trouble drinking it. I did find myself drinking more of this Flat Tummy Water though. It just tastes so much better! Because I drink more of it during the day, I feel fuller longer too. That’s where the weight management kicks in, yes?


I poured part of the infused mix in my tumbler. I’ll bring it with me when I go out tomorrow. I’ll be bringing Flat Tummy Water to work too!

Another reminder: It’s very important that we use organic ingredients! We’ll be soaking these ingredients in water so it’s best that they’re all pesticide-free. The lemons we used weren’t organic though, so we peeled the lemons.

Will you give this a try? Come give it a whirl and let me know how it goes for you! Here’s to more healthy drinking! Cheers!

27 Comments on Flat Tummy Water Recipe

  1. ann njeri
    October 16, 2014 at 8:03 am (10 years ago)

    Hey,this is a good recipe,…can the water have an effect since am breasfeeding my three months baby,what can i use if i fail to get mint leaves.thanks

    • Toni
      February 16, 2015 at 9:43 am (9 years ago)

      Hi Ann! There’s nothing dangerous in the drink itself, but it’s best to check with your doctor before drinking this. In dishes, mint can be substituted with basil leaves. I haven’t tried that myself though so if you do decide to give it a whirl, let me know how it goes!

  2. Erlaine | Glamma Momma
    April 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Toni! Wanted to try this for so long :) When you finished drinking all the water, did you still use the ingredients to put in some more water that’s good for the next day?
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    • Toni
      April 17, 2015 at 6:43 am (9 years ago)

      Hi Erlaine! If the veggies are still looking good (the cucumbers in particular), you can still use it for the next day. This is particularly for the pitcher that’s left in the ref. It stays chilled so the cucumber and mint leaves will take longer to ‘wilt’. But for my tumbler, I dispose of the veggies (or eat them!) at the end of the day if they’re not too soggy. If they are, I use fresh ones for the next day. :) Enjoy!

  3. jemeira
    May 31, 2015 at 3:56 am (9 years ago)

    Is there a substitute for ginger

    • Toni
      June 1, 2015 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)

      You can try turmeric. :)

  4. lerato
    June 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm (9 years ago)

    i have to be on diet to drinj this water, or i will have to change my food?

  5. lerato
    June 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm (9 years ago)

    i have to be on diet to drink this? or change my eating?

  6. Susan Donaldson
    July 3, 2015 at 11:43 pm (9 years ago)

    I have been using the flat tummy water for two weeks now I was 354. Now I am down to 346. I love using this. My older sister said she is going to try it.

  7. Nompi
    August 3, 2015 at 1:28 am (9 years ago)

    Hi, i want to know if is okay to use tap water instead of watet filter

  8. Namitha
    August 31, 2015 at 6:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Toni!
    Its a great recipe, and I tried it for 5 days :)
    Feeling good about myself, but as I have acidity problem, it increased the acid!
    I dont think its bcoz of lemon, bcoz lemon has never caused me problems. But I feel cucumber in infused water is causing problems.
    Could you please tel me if i can replace cucumber with something equivalent?!


    • Motique
      October 5, 2015 at 3:38 am (9 years ago)

      I take a hand full of raspberry, three slice lemons, mint leaves, and fill with water in my water bottle.

      • Toni
        October 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm (9 years ago)

        Thank you for the raspberry idea!! Sounds even more refreshing!

  9. Ayesha
    October 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Toni
    Can I drink this water everyday?should I have to eat all the veggies as well or only water is fine?
    Please reply

    • Toni
      October 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi! You can drink this water everyday. You can choose to consume only the water, or eat the veggies too. I personally prefer just drinking the water. :)

  10. yvonne
    November 24, 2015 at 5:30 am (9 years ago)


    I’d like to know where to look for reviews, both good and not so good :)


    • thanish
      December 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm (8 years ago)

      I dint find any chamges..already its one week over

  11. Shirley Graham
    January 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm (8 years ago)

    I tried this and only drank the water with out drinking regular water. The result was after two days I was so weak I got sick. I had no energy. I noticed that I couldn’t walk my usual mile. My advice would be to drink equal amounts of regular water.

  12. candy
    January 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Hai Toni am I going to loose waigth too or its just a tummy ?,coz I don’t want to loose weight iwant to loose tummy

  13. Usha
    February 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm (8 years ago)

    Is it safe if i make and put this drink overnight on room temperature for infusion. Or should i keep it on referigerator for best result…Please reply..

  14. ola
    February 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Toni, can I cook all these flat tummy ingredients instead of soaking overnight?Thanks

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