One of the things I’ve had a problem with is drinking my daily recommended water intake. I’ve never really counted tea or other drinks, which would bring my water intake to about 300ml a day. NOT GOOD.
Talking to one of my girlfriends, who has a water bottle that she takes with her everywhere, I was inspired to see what I could do to start being just that little bit healthier.
On one of my “OMG I have so many errands to get done in the space of four hours” days out, I found a nice water bottle made by Lock & Lock. It was on sale for about $8, it’s BPA free and has a nice opening. I ended up with a 700ml size, which is rather large… but I’m determined. It’s lightweight, so won’t be a drag once it’s empty and I have to carry it around.
The dilemma that followed was actually filling it and drinking ALL.THAT.WATER . The thought of it kind of squicked me out. But the determination to do something good for myself out weighed the squick. I started looking up information on infused water, and how I could do it at home without ending up with a big jug of gross.
Google search is magnificent for these things! Suddenly I was wading through instructions and recipes, suggestions for combinations of fruit and herbs and lots of information! I remembered I had some frozen raspberries in the freezer, and an infusing jug in the cupboard. So I put about 1 cup of berries in the infuser and filled with water. A couple of hours later, I had lovely pink tinted, softly flavoured water. I filled my jug and finished it before I went to bed last night. It was so EASY to drink! I figured the berries would last a couple of days, and I could keep refilling the jug as I put it into my bottle. I might just be onto a winner here!
I filled my bottle last night before bed, and I’m onto my 2nd one now (2:30pm). It’s a lovely flavour and I am looking forward to trying all sorts of different combos! Now I can drink ALL THE WATER!