Our life is just topsy-turvy right now. Everything is everywhere, we have boxes in every room, furniture in every corner. I told Darryl we should just go for it and sell our house and move since we are already halfway packed. ;)
Since it’s a mess at my house, I’m feeling a bit stressed and tired out. I’ve been trying to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables so that I feel good and not sluggish.
One thing that I’ve been doing is making some citrus infused water to keep in the fridge and drink all day.
I used a variety of citrus in this water – a blood orange, a satsuma mandarin, a lemon, and a lime. I just sliced them up and layered them in a quart size mason jar, then poured ice cold filtered water over them, and placed the jar in the refrigerator. You can start drink it right away, but the flavor improves after it’s been sitting for a few hours. Once you drink the water, you can just add more to the jar. I find that it works to refill the jar a few times – the citrus will keep adding flavor over an entire day.
Adding citrus to your water gives you a nice Vitamin C boost, and lemons and oranges contain potassium as well. Blood oranges have lots of antioxidants and make the water turn a pretty pale pink. Drinking citrus water can help keep your blood sugar from spiking and can help reduce bloating in addition to giving your skin a healthy glow! So drink up!
- one blood orange
- one satsuma mandarin (or clementine)
- one lemon
- one lime
- filtered water
- Wash and slice the citrus fruits and set the end pieces aside.
- Layer the slices in a quart size glass Mason jar and pour cold filtered water on top.
- Cover the jar and store in the refrigerator. The flavor will get stronger after a few hours. You can replenish the water throughout the day.
Do you drink any infused waters? What’s your favorite flavor combination?
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