Do you want to drink more water but can’t stand the thought of more of the same, boring gulp?
I have a solution. Plain water can be somewhat mundane, but with a little creativity, you can turn the mundane into a satisfying experience. Our bodies consist of 60-70% water, and because many of us don’t get enough of this vital fluid, it’s time to drink up!
Water is critical to our health. It’s essential for maintaining healthy weight and energy levels, and necessary for flushing toxins from the body. Not getting enough can put us at risk for chronic dehydration, which can result in devastating health complications.
Make your water taste more interesting just by adding a few healthful ingredients. Create extraordinary, magical beverages—water that you will actually want to drink.
Let’s take a look at some wizard water ideas.
-- Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (and a pinch of stevia if you like) to a cup of water and enjoy hot or cold.
-- Squeeze half of a lemon over a cup of crushed ice to help you stay cool and hydrated on warm days.
-- Add lime juice to your cup of water and relish on the run.
-- Place basil leaves and sliced cucumber in your large jug of water, shake and savor while working.
-- Toss your favorite herbs and berries into your container of water for a refreshing infusion.
-- Chop an orange and a few pieces of peel into your container of water, shake and sip during the afternoon.
-- Replace the juice in your smoothie with water for a lighter blend.
-- Steep herbal tea in a hot cup of water to soothe your senses after a stressful day.
Got the idea? The list of possibilities is endless. No chemicals, no additives—just clean, refreshing water with natural gifts from the garden.
Want 39 more creative and nutritional hydrating recipes? Check out my book, Sip the Garden: Fun, Easy Drinks for a Healthier Family. More information is available here.
How much water is enough? I like to go with the standard recommendation of eight, eight-ounce glasses per day. However, you may need more or less depending on your weight and level of physical activity. Eating water-rich raw fruits and vegetables can contribute to your daily water intake as well.
And another thing…I’m sure you are aware that sugar is addictive, and excess sugar can compromise your immune system. According to the American Heart Association, excess sugar is linked to obesity and a higher risk of chronic diseases. If you’re looking for a way to cut back on sugar, simply change what you drink. Substitute wizard water for soda and other sugary, chemically-laden beverages.
Establish a new way of drinking. Pour out your former way of drinking, and pour on a fresh sense of your best self, through this one lifestyle shift.
Stay hydrated! The choice you make today regarding your lifestyle will ultimately decide the quality of life you will experience tomorrow.
Four Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• This week set a loving intention to drink more water.
• Begin by using the recipes outlined in this post or create your own healthy, hydrating options.
• How will substituting wizard water for sugary drinks support your overall health and well-being?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.