Water in Winter

The temptation is so high for a coffee…sigh!  I know there should be more water being consumed, but the ritual, the smell, the taste – it’s just so damn nice.  We should be drinking approximately 2 litres a day – but it can be hard when the weather is cooler.

In order to try get more into me, I’ve endeavoured to mix it up a bit.  I’ve busted out some herbal teas for the warm hit.  Pukka do a great range of herbal organic teas.  I recently tried their Night-time blend with oat flower, lavender & lime flower but I think my heart still belongs to Revitalise which has cinnamon, cardamom & ginger.

I’ve also put some infused water out to make it more interesting too.  If you are infusing water, citrus is pretty instant, but herbs will take a bit longer.  As for berries, they also take longer but release a beautiful colour.  If you are keeping your water in the fridge, keep it at eye level to you are encouraged to have a drink.

Some favs I’ve picked up through experimentation:

Cucumber & lime – great for detox, combine all ingredients & infuse.

  • 1 litre of water
  • ½ lime, quartered
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced.

Summer fruit – combine all ingredients & infuse.

  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 lemon or lime, quartered
  • Handful of raspberries or strawberries, roughly mashed
  • Spring of mint, lightly bruised
  • Combine all & infuse

Mandarin, basil & black tea – a nice mid-morning drink, combine all ingredients & infuse for 2-3hours. NOTE: this does have a bit of caffeine, but it’s delish!

  • 1 litre of water
  • 2 mandarins, broken into segments
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 4 basil leaves, roughly torn

Pineapple & Mint –  another great one for detox, again combine all ingredients & infuse overnight.

  • 1 litre of water
  • 3 chunks of pineapple, roughly chopped
  • Handful of mint, lightly bruised

The extra fluids, without the caffeine, will aid with digestion, metabolism & cognition.  Plus, it helps with weight loss & glowing skin.  Oh yeah, that sounds good.

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Love me a cuppa tea!

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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