These homemade drinks can help you lose stubborn abdominal fat, and best of all, they work their magic while you sleep!

1. Cucumber and Ginger Drink

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This refreshing bedtime drink will help burn fat while you sleep. Put the ingredients in your juicer, and drink before going to sleep. You can continue this drink every night for a month, then take a break for 7 days. If you need to, you can continue for another month.

Ingredients:

• 1 cucumber
• small bunch of parsley or cilantro
• 1 lemon
• 1 tbsp grated ginger
• 1 tbsp aloe vera juice
• ½ glass water

2. Cucumber and Lime Drink

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Super refreshing, this drink would be lovely on a hot summer night.

Ingredients:

• 1 lime
• 2 cucumbers
• 1 large orange
• honey (adjust to taste)
• mint (adjust to taste)
• 1 liter sparkling water

Put one cucumber in a blender, and slice the other one into circles. Squeeze out the juice of the orange and lime. Combine the cucumbers, citrus juice and honey into a large jug and mix together. Add the sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint leaves, if using.

3. Pear and Sage Drink

This may seem like a strange combination, but pear and sage work very well together.

Ingredients:

• 10 fresh sage leaves
• 1 lime
• 250ml of pear juice
• 250 ml sparkling water
• 1 pear
• ice

Slice the lime, and cut the pear into cubes. Put them in a pitcher, and add the sage after mashing it up with a fork or pestle and mortar to release the fragrance. Crush the ice using a food processor or mallet, and add it, along with the pear juice and sparkling water to the lime, sage and pears. Mix, serve and enjoy.

4. Grapefruit and Cinnamon Drink

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Tart grapefruit and warming cinnamon are mixed with anise and mint for this evening drink. This drink requires a little extra time to make a cinnamon syrup on the stove top, so it isn’t one for those days when you’re tired and just want to get to bed, although you could make the syrup in advance and add to the other ingredients at bedtime.

Ingredients:

• 500 ml grapefruit juice
• 500 ml sparkling water
• 1 glass water
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 1 anise seed
• mint leaves
• ice
• sugar to taste

Combine the sugar, water and cinnamon sticks in a pan, and heat gently to make a syrup. Simmer for five to ten minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has melted and become syrupy. Let the syrup cool down, then mix together the juice, syrup and sparkling water in a pitcher. Add ice and garnish with mint and anise.

5. Lemon and Mint Drink

This tasty citrus and mint drink is quick to make and will help cleanse your system while you sleep.

Ingredients:

• 5 lemons
• 1 liter sparkling water
• mint
• ice

Squeeze the juice of 4 of the lemons, and slice the last one into rounds. Mix the lemon juice and sparkling water in a pitcher, and garnish with the lemon slices and mint leaves.

6. Spicy Indian Lime and Ginger Drink

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This ginger, lime and sparkling water drink will give you a little taste of India before bed.

Ingredients:

• 4 limes
• grated ginger to taste
• mint
• 1 liter sparkling water
• ½ glass tap water
• ice
• sugar to taste

Juice the limes. Mix the sugar and tap water in a pan and heat gently until the sugar melts. Add the grated ginger to the syrup, and simmer gently for a couple of minutes. Take off the stove and allow the syrup to cool before adding the lime juice, sparkling water and ice. Garnish with mint leaves and slices of lime.

7. Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider

This quick and easy drink combines sweet apples with lemon juice and ice.

Ingredients:

• 1 liter of apple juice
• mint leaves
• 100 ml lemon juice
• 1 lemon
• ice

Slice the lemon. Mix the lemon juice and apple juice in a pitcher, and add the lemon slices, mint and ice.

8. Cucumber, Lemon and Bell Pepper Drink

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Bell pepper may sound like an odd addition to a drink, but it really works with the other ingredients for this fat-burning bedtime drink. The ingredients need to be left for an hour before mixing, so you may wish to make this drink in advance.

Ingredients:

• 1 liter sparkling water
• sugar according to taste
• 3 cucumbers
• 1 large bell pepper – any color
• 1 lime
• 3 lemons
• mint or estragon leaves
• ice

Slice the bell pepper and two of the cucumbers. Sprinkle sugar on them and leave for an hour. Slice the remaining cucumber and one lemon. Zest the lime, and squeeze out the juice. Take the remaining lemons and juice them. Put the mint or estragon in a pitcher. Add the lime zest and slices of lemon, cucumbers and bell peppers. Pour in the lime and lemon juices and add the sparkling water. Crush the ice, put it in the pitcher, and serve.

9. Pineapple and Lemon Drink

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This refreshing drink has chunks of pineapple in it for a bedtime snack. This recipe requires a syrup to be made on the stovetop, so it’s probably best made in advance and kept refrigerated.

Ingredients:

• 1 liter sparkling water
• 1 lemon
• 1 can of pineapple in juice
• mint

Bring the sparkling water to the boil in a pan, and add the sugar. Simmer until the sugar has melted.  Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice, and add the zest to the syrup in the pan. Remove from the heat. Pour the syrup into a pitcher through a sieve. Cut the pineapple chunks and add to the drink. Allow to cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

10. Strawberry and Herbs Drink

This summery drink combines strawberries with mint, estragon and lemon.

Ingredients:

• ½ lemon
• ½ lime
• mint and estragon
• some strawberries
• 1 liter sparkling water
• 100ml water
• ice

Juice the lemon and lime. Put the citrus peels and juice into a pitcher. Cut the strawberries into halves, and add them and the herbs to the pitcher. Heat the 100 ml water until it’s hot but not boiling. Add the hot water to the pitcher, and let the ingredients steep for a while to bring out the flavors. Remove the citrus peels after the drink has cooled. Add the sparkling water and ice. Serve.