Let’s Drink to Health

Now that summer is approaching it is all the more important to stay hydrated, and for me I often find trying to remember to drink is a chore.  That is unless I find what I am drinking delicious and can’t wait to drink it all down. So I am sharing with you some of my favorite hydration recipes.  These range in sure content so be aware of that before you drink but all can be modified to meet your specific needs!

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Okay up first:

Iced Chai

This Starbucks stable is a spicy creamy combination of goodness.  It is my go to drink if I am not in the mood for a coffee in the morning but still want something creamy and spicy.  You can make an at home version for less than a $1 and skip the line!

  • Fill a mug with 1/2 boiling water and add in your chai tea bag (any brand) add in dash of cinnamon, 3 cloves, and a pinch of ginger.  Let steep for 10-15 minutes.  If you want to drink right away, add in a few ice cubes or place in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it down.  Once it is room temperature or colder, pour over ice and add in your dairy product.  What I do is add in sweetened condensed milk.  It adds the sweetness and creaminess all in one.

Cold Brew Green Tea with Mojito Mint and Ginger

The reason I love cold brew is I can make it the night before and then just grab it and go as I head out in the morning.  This recipe is refreshing without having overbearing flavors.  No sugar needed because your palate is completely satisfied with the green tea, mint, and ginger.  Make this tonight to enjoy tomorrow!

  • In a water bottle (see blue bottle above) or mason jar.  Add a green tea bag, fill with water and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning add in a pinch of ginger powder and a few pieces of mojito mint.  Bring with you on your day and enjoy.

Pineapple Sage Lemonade

I made an impulse buy at the nursery to get some pineapple sage.  I just couldn’t resist this fun little plant that smells just like pineapple!  I love infused lemonades anywhere from mint to strawberry you just cant go wrong.  And the same is true for this pineapple sage lemonade. This will be your go to summer classic, feel free to add some spirits to it and make yourself a nice grown up cocktail

  • This one is simple, use your favorite lemonade base, whether it is powder or fresh.  Then add in chopped pineapple sage and let it steep for an hour before drinking.  Garnish with lemon.

Citrus Water

This is the most simple recipe but it is perfect in its simplicity.  If you find drinking water a chore like I do, this is the recipe for you, it shakes it up just enough that you aren’t bored, but it doesn’t take a long time to make.

  • Slice up orange and lemon and add to water. Drink the water.

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