Sometimes I forget to get my full 8 glass a day requirement in. I hover around 5-6 but I'm really trying to remember to drink more water every day. I do actually like plain water. For me, it's more about remembering to drink something during the day. I do mix it up a bit and add a little squeeze of fresh lemon if I happen to have some in the house - but most days it's just ice water - straight up.
I used to drink Crystal Light, but I'm really trying to refrain from that as it's got a lot of artificial ingredients and flavorings.
Fast forward to today in Connecticut and we're in day 2 of a heat wave with temperatures expected to be around 100 degrees! Yikes.
So, I really want to keep myself and the kids hydrated and I just happened to come across a lovely pin on Pinterest for some water recipes.
I just made myself 2 quarts of cucumber lemon water - it's very refreshing. Yes, I was hesitant at first to try it. I like cucumbers. I like lemons. But together? Hmmm.
|My LemonCuc Water - YUM!|
Here's the recipe from I made today from Lose Weight By Eating!
A pitcher or container that holds a good amount of water
1/4 of a cucumber sliced thin
1/2 a lemon sliced thin
Place slices of cucumber and lemon in the bottom of your pitcher and then place a few handfuls of ice and then fill with water.
Easy peasy and so deeeelish!
Now I'm hooked - here's another pin I found on Pinterest from Nancy Creative for a TON of other really neat sounding recipes for flavored water! The Watermelon Basil sounds delicious and so does the Melon Cucumber - maybe that'll be next up on the water menu since I'm about to be done with this lemon cucumber combo!