Staying hydrated doesn’t need to be boring…..
Prepping with flavor – I made up several infused waters this morning so I stay on track with my hydration. Did you know that we are encouraged to drink half of our body weight each day. So I looked at what I had in the fridge and freezer and started created combinations.
1. lime, mint, vanilla
2. strawberry, lemon, vanilla (I used frozen organic strawberries)
3. orange, ginger, cilantro, vanilla
4. cucumber, celery, lime.
Let sit in refrigerator for an hour for maximum flavor.
Add ice-switch mason jar lid, add a straw and hydrate. I’ve added the link for the lids below.
I will also use these as starters when using a larger container for my water. I pour the jar into large cup, add ice and water to top.
There are really no set amounts of how much of each ingredient to use. I usually use more of the ingredients I really like and try to keep in mind that stronger tasting items like ginger may need smaller amounts. It also depends on the size of glass or container you are using.
Don’t let those add-ins go to waste. You can refill your water once you’ve enjoyed your tasty hydration. There is enough flavor from the add-ins to flavor more than 1 serving.
When using vanilla bean – use a third of a bean and slice down the length to release the flavor. You can also use a spoon and scrape down and place the seed and bean into the water. Here are some links to products I like to use:
Bourbon Planifolia Vanilla Beans – 25 – This is an amazing value and they are so fresh. One vanilla bean which is usually stale at the grocery store can run anywhere from $6.00 – 12.00.
1/4 Pound LB Madagascar Bourbon Planifolia Extract Grade B Vanilla Beans 6~7″
Mason Jar Lids – just switch out the lid and insert a straw and you are good to go
Pewter Daisy Jelly Lid for Mason Jars 24 Ct
Mason Jar (16oz) – I love mason jars for infused water, mixing salad dressings, salads in a jar and storing fresh salsa.
Ball Canning Regular Mouth Half Pint Canning Jar 8 oz. 12-Count
Hydrating the body can help with headaches, dry skin, depression, weight loss – just to name a few. You may notice as you drink more water that you have increased trips to the bathroom. Although it can be a bit inconvenient, this is good news – it means the water is flushing toxins out of your body. Give it a little time – your body will get used to the increased liquid and be better for it.
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