Hey you…Yea you…Drink some WATER!!!!

After a very busy weekend of birthday activities {my boyfriend’s not my own} dinner with family, and drink with friends, I sat down after a morning full of cleaning the house {yuck} and realized I hadn’t had a sip of water yet today! WHAT THE HECK!?

How terrible is that!? Especially since we still have this lingering heat wave taking over the last weeks of summer. Drink some freakin’ water lady!!!

Some days are like that for me, I’ll forget to take a sip of water almost all day. Other days it’s 9am and I’ve already refilled my 24oz mason jar 4 times. I think that’s what we call balance, right?! Well that’s what I’m going to call it at least to make myself feel better!

Those days that I do actually find myself keeping up on my water intake are the days that I normally have it a little more together. IF I have time at the end of the day {after driving an hour home from work, stopping at the grocery store, making dinner, then actually sitting down and enjoying whatever I have whipped up} I will actually take a few minutes to gather a few things, veggies, herbs, fruits, throw my combo into a cute carafe, fill it with water, and let it infuse overnight.

I know we all have trouble trying to get those recommended 11-15 cups of water a day. {Those are the new recommended cups by the National Academy of Medicine.} Personally when I make infused water I definitely take in more than I would of just regular ice water. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good ole glass of ice-cold water. Nothing beats that on a 90 degree day! After cup number 6 though I’m ready for something different. So that’s when I decide to jazz it up a touch! And who does like to get fancy!?

{Ya know, there’s an added bonus to drinking infused water! You also take in all the vitamins and nutrients of whatever’s been infusing! Stop it! It just keeps getting better!!!!}

Every time I make a new carafe, I make a new combo. That way even the infused water never gets boring!

Since I’m normally the only one who ends up drinking any of it, a full carafe will last anywhere from 1 to 3 days. Like I said earlier, depends on how much I have it together that day! LOL!

So I figured with the heat wave in it’s peak, I would share a few of my favorite infused water combos with you. Hopefully to get myself, and you, to get your butt in gear with guzzling down more of that good stuff…

SIDEBAR: For all of these combos the quantity of ingredients depends on two things; how strong you want the flavors and how much water your carafe holds! After the first couple infusions you’ll start to figure out your preference. Personally I like a stronger flavor so I tend to go a little heavier on my add-ins. Not gonna lie, I know people use frozen fruit but in my opinion fresh beats frozen EVERYTIME! If you want your water to taste good, do yourself a favor and use fresh summer fruit!

These combos are just some of my favorites, well quite a bunch of my favorites, but the options are literally endless. So definitely feel free to get a little wild!

INFUSION COMBOS:

  • Cucumber Mint {my absolute FAVORITE}
  • Lavender Lemon {I use dried lavender I snag from the grocery store}
  • Berry Lemon
  • Watermelon Basil {or blueberry basil}
  • Nectarine and Mango
  • Blueberry Mint {pictured above}
  • Ginger Mint
  • Blackberry Sage
  • Blueberry Thyme
  • Grapefruit Jalapeño
  • Cucumber Lemon
  • Strawberry Thyme, Basil, or Mint
  • Strawberry Lemon
  • Strawberry Jalapeño
  • Grapefruit Rosemary
  • Lime Cilantro
  • Orange Raspberry
  • Watermelon, Honeydew, and Mint
  • Orange, Blueberry, and Basil

I could easily list another 50, but those are some that I found I really love!

I hope you enjoy sipping these as much as I do!

✌🏻💚🤘🏻

 

Comments

One comment on “Hey you…Yea you…Drink some WATER!!!!”
  1. Lisa says:

    Agua!!!! L’eau!!!!! I need help! Thanks!!!

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