Staying Hydrated


Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned that practicing what you preach is very (very!)  important.  I found myself lecturing TheBoy the other day on the importance of drinking a lot water, especially during the summer months when the weather is extremely hot.

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After our talk, TheBoy looked at me and asked, ever so innocently, “Mommy drink lots of water too?” Ha! I’ve always had difficulty drinking 4 glasses a day that 8 glasses seems quite impossible. I’m not sure what it is, but perhaps I don’t think about it while rushing around with two kiddos all day or more simply, I forget. So I looked my little guy in the eye and promised to “try harder.”

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Since then, I’ve come across a couple of pinterest posts on infused water.  I have to say, I am a sucker for pretty things and this certainly caught my attention. I attempted to make some the other day and not only did I love the taste (It really tasted good!) But TheBoy loved it too.

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If you are expecting a sweet watery taste, you’ll be disappointed. It’s a hint of flavored water, but tasty indeed. It was easy to make, even TheBoy helped by stuffing the bottles with fresh fruit and addinf the water. After a few hours, the flavors could be tasted but we left ours overnight to infuse and the flavours were bursting the next morning.

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I’ve seen different recipes using herbs but I stuck to what I had on hand in the fridge. My next recipe will be mint leaves, lime and cucumber! Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it? So, if you’re like me and have a hard time drinking 8 glasses of water a day, try infusing your water with whatever fruits or veggies you have in your fridge. We personally like any citrus fruits 🙂 Visually, it makes me want to down the whole bottle in one sitting!

How do you get yourself (or your family) to drink 8 glasses of water a day?

Have a refreshing week!

Tea


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