If you are not drinking enough water, you are doing your body a major disservice! For starters – by drinking water your brain stays hydrated and you can perform at your best (your brain without water is like dehydrated onions or herbs – they just aren’t as fresh as possible). If you are working on weight loss, water will help keep you full. Water will help ward off headaches, keep muscles & skin happy and keeps you all regular. 😉
I know that overflowing your body with water can sometimes be really tiring and boring. I personally make sure that I go through my Nalgene bottle at least once a day for the bare minimum (in addition to my water with meals). I actually have a harder time drinking enough water during the summer – I drink way more water on a normal school-day! By pre-filling a bottle and always having it with me, it makes it easier to constantly drink. I am not a huge fan of disposable water bottles (too much waste and energy used to create those and then the disposal – even with recycling), but if you need to go that route; then do it!
If you can’t stomach drinking plain water, then these Ice Cubes are for you. I have tons of fresh mint growing at our house and love to go ahead and just throw the washed leaves into my water with a half of a lemon. That process takes about 5 minutes to create my yummy bottle of water. Sometimes 5 minutes on a busy morning seems just too long though! If you can’t handle the time, then do some prep work in advance to be able to throw these in bottle in the morning. A couple of these cubes in your bottle will wake your water up and make it even more exciting!
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ½ cup packed mint leaves
- 1 cup water
- Throw all your ingredients into a blender or food processor and process for a few pulses. I wanted some bigger mint chunks and just did a few pulses.
- If you would prefer small chunks go ahead and blend until smooth. If you don't want any chunks in your final cubes, you can always go ahead and strain your liquid before making your cubes.
- Pour into a cube tray and allow to freeze for a couple hours before taking out and storing in a plastic bag.
- Throw a few into a glass or bottle of water & sip away!
Note – if you are trying to do a detox & suck down tons of water – this version of flavored water will totally fit into those plans, so this also works as a Detox Water! 🙂
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And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is your favorite way to guzzle your water?