As you may or may not know I have begun my journey of eating healthy and exercising in the efforts of living a more cleaner and healthier lifestyle. I can honestly say, I am happy I am working towards that goal. Some days are better than others. The biggest lesson I learn so far is to not give up, no matter what. I decide that I like to share my journey with you beautiful people, in hopes to help encourage myself as well as others. On the plate today, is actually a drink! Can you guess, even though I wrote it in the title!
Yes, Water!!! Enjoy!!!
More and more I've been wanting to add fruits in my water! Adding fruits in your water is the best thing you can do when you want to feel refreshed, get your vitamins, get rid of cravings, and helps boost you naturally. My favorite fruits to put in water are oranges, pineapples, lemon, strawberry, apples (w/ dash of cinnamon), melon, grapes etc.
I decided however to do a research on the matter so I can not only broaden my knowledge but also grow my taste palette. also wanted to share with you guys so you to can make drinking water a great treat, especially if your transitioning into eating healthier.
Here are some recipes I believe are delicious and beneficial!!!
Fruity & Sweet (Curb Appetite)
STAWBERRY BASIL BLAST
Squeeze 8 fresh basil leaves to release their flavor. Combine with 3 cups of halve strawberries, gentle stir or you can have it sit for 10 mins before you grab it to head out the house.
GRAPE MELON MEDLEY
Cut up chucks of melon and add grapes. Stir and let sit for five mins.
Cut up one or two peaches. Crush two vanilla beans with a wooden spoon. Stir and let sit for two mins.
2 cups of pitted cherries, 3 thin slice of lemon and two crush vanilla beans. Muddled with wooden spatula. Pour and stir.
You can either have one or two apples. Cut into several slices. Take 2-4 Cinnamon sticks ( how every many you like) Using a muddle spoon. Crush the cinnamon sticks. Place in water and leave for 5 mins. You can also opt out of crush and just place them in your water.
Mix together five covered and slice pears and add 10 slices of ginger. It's great to fresh ginger so the drink has that extra freshness.
Crush 6 fresh sage leaves and mix in with 10 pitted quarter plums. Add two pitted slices of peaches.
Mix together two thin slice cucumbers and two seeded and slice jalapeño pepper.
You need a slice from each fruit which includes lime, lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Muddle together with a spoon or spatula.
RASPBERRY ROSEMARY ZINGER
Squeeze 4 springs rosemary. Mix 2 cups of raspberries and 6 thinly sliced lemons, then muddle.
Inspirational Message of the Day
The secret of change is to FOCUS YOUR ENERGY, not on fighting the old, but building the new!
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