WATER IS LIFE!
...But water can also be super boring when there are so many other tastes out there in the beverage world. Rather than opting for soda, energy drinks, tea, or coffee, try adding some oomph to your water instead! Especially first thing in the morning, our bodies crave hydration. After having been on an overnight fast for several hours, the body needs a wake-up that isn't going to kick the digestive system into immediate overdrive. A tall glass of water is exactly what needs to happen! Adding lemon to your water can help to detoxify and cleanse the system, and although acidic outside of the body, inside it becomes alkaline, helping to neutralize any acid. It also gives you an immune-boosting dose of vitamin C!
A KICK IN A GLASS!
I get bored with regular water sometimes and like to amp up the flavor without having to add sugar or caffeine. One of my favorite things to do is add lemon and/or other fruits, either fresh, or frozen in ice cubes, to my water. If I'm feeling extra ambitious, I like to add carbonation! I love to use my Sodastream to make my own bubbly, and simply add fruit or fruity ice cubes for flavor! Pre-bottled sparkling water also works great, but I highly recommend the Sodastream if you're like me and enjoy the fizz! <--Not a paid endorsement. :)
KICKSTART YOUR MORNING
I was going to throw this quick blog post up tomorrow (Saturday) morning when you're likely wanting and needing it, but you're going to have to freeze these puppies overnight! This recipe, (if you even want to call it that) is super simple and I wasn't sure if it required an entire blog post devoted to it, but honestly, I took some fun photos of the process so I decided I might as well share! Who doesn't love a simple recipe that requires minimal effort anyway?!
Lemon-Raspberry Sunrise Ice Cubes
This is the perfect way to enhance your water with a little kick of flavor and the cleansing antioxidant benefits thanks to the lemon and raspberries are an added bonus! To include even more excitement for your tastebuds, make it a sparkling water with my lemon-raspberry ice cubes!
- half lemon
- raspberries (or other favorite fruit)
- purified water, or try coconut water
- ice cube tray
- Fill up a glass of plain water or coconut water
- Stir in smooshed raspberries and a squeeze of half a lemon
- Pour into your ice cube tray and allow to freeze
- Toss a couple of ice cubes in your water first thing in the morning to give your body a cleansing and hydrating kickstart! Or for a happy hour delight, try adding your ice cubes to sparkling water!
Water You Waiting For?!
Stay tuned for another awesome beverage that I've got coming your way! This one will be sure to warm you up and help you kick that cold to the curb!
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This photo fit into my raspberry color scheme way too perfectly, so I thought I'd throw it in! If you're doing some online browsing and shopping this morning, check this out: J.Crew featured one of the photos I took of my first pair of #shinyponies that I received in the mail! If you're interested, read my previous blog post to get the scoop on my random contest win! ;) I'm still anxiously awaiting my next pair of free kicks!