Summer is just around the corner and it’s getting warmer here in California.
During this time we’re called out by Mother Nature to go outside and be more active and enjoy what she has to offer.
So go play.
Get your workout in.
Get some vitamin D.
Take off your shoes.
Sweat a little. Or a lot.
Feed your soul with what Mother Nature has to offer.
But don’t forget to stay hydrated!
Now many of my clients know the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated, but seem to always forget or don’t care for the taste.
I find it helpful to have a little flavor in my water. Not only does it taste like you’re treating yourself to a spa day, but you’re also flooding your body with some naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Health Tip: Be careful when buying the commercial vitamin drinks that are labeled as “natural” or “vitamins.” Most of them are filled with preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, refined, sugar, natural flavoring, and artificial sweeteners. Learn to read the labels and steer clear of these clever marketing. Why not make your own vitamin water with real natural fruits and vitamins?
How Spa Water Can Help You Slim Down
- Orange: contains flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system and protects against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels.
- Cucumber: contains citrulline which is an amino acid that has been shown to help our liver and kidneys get rid of ammonia which is a by product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy.
- Water: helps flush toxins and waste through our system while keeping us hydrated.
- Lemon: stimulates the digestive track so it’s helpful if you have constipation, heartburn, or gas.
- Mint: helps you digest effectively because it improves the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder to the small intestine to break down dietary fats. It also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.
I want to share with you one of my favorite spa water recipe. It’s so simple and refreshing!
I have also created a printable PDF with more recipes for you. The Slimming Spa Water Guide is free and you can immediately download it HERE.
Here’s how I prepare my Natural Belly Slimming Spa Water
- 1-2 liters filtered water
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- 10-15 fresh mint leaves
- handful of ice
Let’s Make it:
- Put the mint leaves in glass or mason jar. Use a wooden spoon, muddle, or chopstick to gently bruise the leaves. This releases the natural oil from the herbs.
- Wash and cut the lemon and oranges in thin slices.
- Pour water and ice in.
- Drink throughout the day. Keep refilling more water and enjoy!
You can prepare this the night before so that when you wake up, it will be flavorful. I also don’t leave the fruits in the water for longer than 24 hrs to prevent any sort of bacteria or mold growth.
I hope you add more spa water to your daily routine. It made a huge difference in my weight loss journey, as well as during my maintenance period.
I will also be serving these delicious infused spa water to the ladies at our mini-retreat this Sunday!
Also, do you know someone who would love to try waking up their water routine? Make sure to share this blog so they can print out the free PDF recipes too. Let’s spread the love and get them on the health wagon.
Do you have a favorite recipe for infused spa water? Please share below!
I’d love to hear below! 🙂
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