Thirsty Thursday: Flavored Water
No, I'm not talking about La Croix or flavored water drops. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of sparkling water, but I do enjoy giving my water a little but of natural flavor.
Last week, I talked about Alkaline Water and the benefits it will have on your health. Simply adding some fresh lemon to your water will help your body to process the water as an alkaline and benefit your digestive system, your skin, and more! Plus, you'll more than likely end up drinking more water throughout the day because it's so much tastier & refreshing than what we're used to.
Just about any fruit or vegetable that you add to your water will transfer some of it's alkaline properties into "non-alkaline" water, so feel free to experiment with as many different flavors as you want! I know some popular mixes are lemon & cucumber, strawberry & Mint or Basil, lemon, lime & orange, or even a mixed berry water. You can even add some essential oils or Apple Cider Vinegar to get some more flavor and nutrition.
From there, you can decide whether you want to make a big batch of it to sip on all day or if you just want to throw a few pieces of each fruit/vegetable into your daily water bottle and refill it throughout the day. There are some great infusing pitchers and waters bottles on the market that make this task even easier; or you can pick up a water dispenser and keep your flavored water prepped & ready in your fridge for easy access.
Check out this awesome recipe below for Burning Fat Detox Water from Fully Raw Kristina and my Pinterest page for some more ideas on adding some flavor to your water!
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tsbp apple cider vinegar
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp coconut or agave nectar (optional)