Water is refreshing, cool and sometimes a little BORING...but very important for your body to function correctly!
Lately I have been trying real hard to get my ounces in and increase my water intake but, there is only so much you can drink with out getting tired of it. When you infuse the water with fruit, citrus or mint it brings the water alive in a very subtle way that makes it more palatable. You can play around with the combinations however you like, but these are some of my favorites.
You can buy fruit infused waters at the store but those never have water and fruit, they always will have some sort of a preservative added to it. I find it fun and therapeutic cutting up the fruit and adding it to the water, finding what combinations work the best.
Watermelon & Mint- Start with a glass of water, a handful of cubed watermelon, a couple sprigs of mint and some ice.
Orange, Lemon & Lime- Start with a glass of water, slices of orange, lemon and lime, and a handful of ice.
Once you drink all your water, you can refill the same glass with more water and reuse the fruit. You do not have to start over every time you finish your water.
Strawberry, Kiwi & Lime- Start with a glass of water, 2-3 sliced strawberries, 3-4 slices of kiwi, 2-3 slices of Lime and a handful of ice.
Strawberry, Lemon & Mint- Start with a glass of water, 2 slices of lemon, 2-3 sliced strawberries, a few sprigs of mint and a handful of ice. ( I love all of them but, this is probably my favorite!)
Have fun with it...your measurements do not have to be precise!
The simplest water recipe is adding slices of lemon and that's great, because when you add lemon to water it naturally detoxifies your liver.
Do you know how much water YOU should be drinking?!?!
For simple numbers here is your formula based on a women weighing 150 lbs...
150 ÷ 2 = 75 ounces of water a day.
Your weight divided in half is how many ounces you should be drinking.
I hope you have fun with this and it gives you some ideas for flavoring your water at home!
Here are some excerpts of my props manager/food stylist at work.
"That strawbear (that's how she pronounces it) needs to move right over there for the best shot Mom."
"Now that looks about right!"
"I need to taste this one...you know, to make sure it taste right. Someone has to do it!"
Have a Great Monday!!!