Just Add Water

How many cups of water do you drink a day? According to Livestrong.com, one should drink between 8-13 cups a day. Bloating can be a concern, but the reality is, the more water you consume, the more likely it will help your body flush our the excess sodium

I try to keep a water bottle on me at all times so I can keep hydrated. I usually try to drink about 8 cups, but because I am trying to train and focus, maybe I can make it to 13 cups. Sometimes I mix it up with a ginger lemon tea and other times I add lemon to give it a little flavor.

Pinterest has a million different pins for flavored water recipes. TheYummyLife.com is a great resource to  
Below are some mixes I want to try, especially the blackberry sage.  

tumblr_m8nfxpPOuO1rt05j8o1_500My favorite is the Pineapple Mint Flavored Water (a hint of minty sweetness). Add a sprig of mint to the jar/cup–you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar/cup. Muddle the mint–the goal is to bruise the leaves and release their flavor–don’t pulverize them into bits. Add pineapple pieces, press and twist with the muddler to release juices. Add ice to the top and then water. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.

Do you have any cool recipes to share or ingredients that may make for a good water refresher?

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