7/31/15

Fruit Infused Water

Hi everyone  A new video just went up on my channel (which you can watch here) and it's all about what I do if I'm feeling off track / stressed out. I think it's totally normal to sometimes just feel "off", but I think it's about recognizing it for what it is, and that it's only temporary! I love caring for myself because it makes me feel good, which inspires me to share the goodness with others. One of the things I mentioned in my video was the importance of staying hydrated! I get quite a lot of messages and comments asking for tips on how to drink more water throughout the day, and this is my answer - fruit infused water. It's SO GOOD and tastes really... luxurious? Haha well similar to the fancy water they serve in spas :) Plus I just can't help but admire how beautiful it is each time I take a sip!



Here is one I made earlier today. My favorite combination is definitely any kind of berries, mint and the juice of lime or lemon. I either make them on the spot and drink right away, or I sometimes leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours / overnight to let the fruit saturate longer. Either way, it tastes and smells really nice. You don't necessarily need a mason jar for this, although they are great, you can use any kind of water container or glass (but I would say if you're keeping it overnight in the fridge to cover the top).



So on the topic of water, why is it so important to stay hydrated? Our bodies are made up of about 60 to 70 percent water, so we've got to keep the supply fresh. Water is needed for so many functions in the body including the transport of nutrients, hormones and even wastes throughout the body. In fact, even being slightly dehydrated results in slower metabolism. When we are hydrated, it is also much easier for our bodies to control body temperature (through sweating and respiration) as well as keeping our joints lubricated and our digestion smooth. If this doesn't resonate with you (I won't judge haha) just think of the beauty benefits - healthier hair, clearer skin, stronger nails, leaner physic, better mood :) 

Have you made fruit infused waters like this before? If so what are your favorite fruits to use? Let me know in the comments below! 

6 comments:

  1. I love fruit infused water! That reminds me I should make it more often :) x

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  2. I love fruit infused water! Some of my favorite combos are lemon, mint and strawberry! Also mint, lemon, cucumber is nice too! So happy you posted another blog post! I love reading your blog and learning so many things from you. And you are 1000000000% right! When you take care of yourself and are happy, you are able to see the good in other people. Loved seeing another blog post today-I had a huge smile on my face! Reminded me of when you used to live in the beautiful NYC :D love you Annie! xoxo

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  3. I have to make one for me! It looks so delicious!!
    Nati xx
    www.simpyartdicted.com

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  4. I love, love, love naturally flavoured water! I make sure to drink at least 9 glasses of H20 a day and it can get a little boring so I add fresh mint or lemon but I love the idea of mixing berries in there!

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  5. Here's my every day custom. I could blend my beverage with a smoothie, however I like my smoothies more fruity, so I want to blend 2+ tablespoons of green drink into in about a quart of water. I simply drink Green supplements each day 60 minutes after work.

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