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How to … Fruit Infused Vitamin Water

It is critical to drink an adequate amount of water each day.  Water flushes toxins, cleanses the body, and it keeps skin looking healthy and vibrant.  I love drinking water, but I know that isn’t the case for everyone.  These fruit infused vitamin water recipes are perfect for someone who struggles to drink water everyday.

Homemade  vitamin water is not sugary like the varieties sold in stores.   Fruit infused water has a slight flavor of the fruit and herbs and the fruits give the water a little boost with added vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals.  The homemade version is healthy, delicious and really easy to make.

To make the Fruit Infused Vitamin Water you will need the following:

  1. Water- distilled, purified, or alkaline
  2. mason jars of any size or glass water bottle
  3. Wooden spoon
  4. Blueberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Blackberries
  7. Mint
  8. Cucumber
  9. Lemon
  10. Ginger

Ginger Lemon Water

Fill the mason jars with water of your choice.  Slice 1/2 lemon place in the water and add a 3 inch chunk of peeled and cut up ginger to the water.  Mash the fruits with wooden spoon and place lid on the jar.  Refrigerate the water for at least a couple of hours to let the flavors release into the water.  Ginger lemon Water is excellent to alkalize the body, and helps with any nausea.

Berrytastic Water 

3-4 strawberries or more

10 blueberries

8-10 blackberries

Slice the strawberries and place in jar of water along with blueberry and blackberries stir and mash a little with a wooden spoon.  This gives your water a delicious light berry flavor and berries are packed with antioxidants.  This water always a winner with my kids.

Cucumber mint

1/2  cucumber sliced
10 mint leaves
Tear the mint leaves and place them in the water with the cucumber slices.   Cucumber mint is a very hydrating, light,  and refreshing water.

Remember you can use just about any fruit and herb combination to make some of the most delicious infused water.  Let’s watch the video NOW to see the step-by-step instructions.  Go make some today!

Nicole

Source The Sweeter The Juice 

 

Yogi Selects XIV

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@liifong Day 23 #spreadahimsa #paryankasana #couchpose with @yogagoddess_jo @dalima26 @sequellife_bp
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Keep up the great encouragement and hard work!

Yogi Selects XII

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Playing around after another bang on target lifting session with coach B. Even when my life is super busy and chaotic, I do some kind of movement and/or training daily – it’s what keeps me sane and functional. The body was built to move and be moved, no matter at what level, skill, age or circumstances. Eka pada urdhva dhanurasana – for #backbendmadness2014 day 18. #olympicweightlifting #coachb #eleiko #yogischoice #workandplay #snatch #cleanandjerk @martinbrinde @beachyogagirl @fitqueenirene @kinoyoga- @momojolifestyle

 

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@charlietheyogi Nothing like a four hand adjustment in savasana #yogaglow #yoga #yogaretreat #upstatenewyork #healing #healthyliving
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@underbar_n Another one for #backbendmadness2014 Challenge Day 16 on an other mat!!! So much easier. Maybe it doesn’t show but it feels! I don’t like this mat very much but it is sticky. Can anyone give me advise which yoga mat I should buy? I want a really good one. And sticky. @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @fitqueenirene

 

 

Spice of Life

  1.  Curb Appetite With Fenugreek
    This spice packs fiber—each nutty-tasting teaspoon of the seed has a gram. Study participants who took a fenugreek supplement in the a.m. ate less at lunch. Sprinkle it generously onto chicken before roasting.2765402
  2. Stronger Bones from Cinnamon
    Yes, it can help regulate blood sugar, but it also provides manganese, a mineral that helps maintain bone density; 1 tablespoon provides nearly a day’s worth. Spread it out: Shake it into coffee and onto apples and oatmeal.2765403

  3. Stay Sharp With Cumin
    A lab study shows cumin’s anti-inflammatory properties may improve memory and lower stress. Blend it with hummus or toss it with pumpkin seeds before roasting.2765404

  4. Calm Your Belly With Cloves

    A compound in ground cloves, eugenol, may soothe your stomach, says Michelle Dudash, R.D. Try a pinch in applesauce or tea.2765405For more helpful spices click the photo above!