One of my new Bostonian roommates, Perin, has this really neat infusing pitcher (found here). You put whatever you want in the middle and it seeps into the surrounding water; it’s so tasty and refreshing. Inspired by her new pitcher, here’s another really easy way to fill your water bottle before work, a run, the gym, and have a simple, deliciously different refreshment for the day: Blueberry, Pomegranate & Lemon Water. Can’t wait to go buy some ginger, cucumbers, melon, mint . . . Let the experimenting begin!
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been slowly gearing up for this “How to” Maintain Winter Wellness.” Superfood tea, naturally flavored water . . . all ways to try to give your immune system a quick boost during this cold weather. I wish there was a special formula to stay healthy through the winter. Maybe a dash of good luck is all that’s needed, but I do believe there’s something to be said for eating well to prevent sickness. With the flu season upon us, we already know it’s a gamble. Getting sick? No thank you. You wouldn’t run a marathon tomorrow without training, so why not do everything in your power to keep you balanced for tomorrow? Here are some ideas of what I like to incorporate in recipes to help my body stay healthy during the cold winter months ahead.
I needed some new hydration ideas. Seltzer, tea and plain water were no longer doing the trick. I started adding fruit, herbs, and really anything to a glass. You can even make this ahead of time in a pitcher to allow the flavors to fully sink in. Starting from the top and moving clockwise, here’s the Naturally Flavored Waters I made:
- Cucumber Melon (my favorite!)
- Strawberry Basil
- Mint Clementine
Mix and match. There’s really no wrong combination. (If you don’t want the herbs or “pieces” floating in your drink, try freezing them in an ice cube tray like I did here.) I’ve added more ideas and combinations below. I wanted to give a Rosemary Grapefruit water a try, but of course I forgot to buy rosemary. Take a sip and stay hydrated naturally with a hint of flavors.