Posted in Awareness, Water, Fruit Infusion

Infused Water

We all know that drinking water is the best thing for our bodies and I do struggle with getting enough water but since I’m actually finally learning to like water and really work on getting 64 oz a day and since 95% of my friends and are addicted to Diet Coke, plain water isn’t that appealing to them.

I don’t drink pop I never did.

Maybe….. a bit of Ginger ale or a squirt if I wasn’t feeling well

Water is the ultimate purifier, replenisher, and hydrator for all organs in our bodies.

It aids in all functions of our body and helps to flush out toxins.

It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water which equals 64 ounces every single day!

Adding fresh fruits and herbs adds minerals and vitamins to water and increases the nutritional benefits. It also makes it taste refreshing, slightly sweet, and delicious!

Lemons – a natural detoxifier and aids with bloating and fluid retention

Cucumber – help cool the inflammatory response in body. Hydrates body, reduces puffiness and bloating, and flushes toxins.

Mint – soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation

Watermelon – high in lycopene and antioxidants

Lime – helps with digestion and natural detoxifier

Basil – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits

Strawberries – high in antioxidants and boost immunity

Cantaloupe – great skin and hair benefits

Pineapple – has digestive enzymes that aid in digestion

Blueberries – the healthiest fruit on the planet, high in antioxidants

Peaches – high vitamin C content is beneficial for the skin

Oranges – high in Vitamin C and helps to alkalize the body

Recipe

Ingredients

Spa Fruit Infused Detox Water:

Ultimate Detoxifier:

• Cucumber + Lemon + Mint Leaves

Sweet Watermelon:

• Watermelon + Mint Leaves + Basil

Strawberry Basil:

• Strawberry + Orange + Basil

Pineapple Mint:

• Pineapple + Mint Leaves

Blueberry Peach:

• Blueberries + Peaches

Raspberry Lime:

• Raspberries + Lime + Basil

Cantaloupe Cucumber:

• Cantaloupe + Cucumber

Fruit Virgin Sangria:

• Peaches + Blueberries + Strawberries + Mint + Lemon + Lime + Watermelon + Pineapple + Oranges

Instructions

1. Fill pitcher with ice cold water.

2. Add fresh fruits and herbs. Herbs have a very strong flavor so a little goes a long way. Use sparingly.

3. Let chill and infuse for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

4. Lasts for up to 2-3 days. Lemons, oranges, limes, and cucumbers will last longer. Berries will start to disintegrate within 1-2 days.

5. Enjoy ice cold.

Posted in Bone Health, Water, Fruit Infusion

The Drink More Water Challenge

I’m terrible at getting the right amount of water a day. I struggle to get 40 Oz Of water a day let alone double that. Coffee should not be the first thing you drink in the morning it should be water!!

So February I’m taking the water challenge and aiming to drink more water.

Our body is 60 percent water and water is critical to our heart,muscles,skin, cellular function.

How much water we drink is up to your age weight and where you live

Average is

2.8 liters a day for women

3.8 liters a day for men

A liter is about 33oz

25 % of that you can also get some of your water from water rich foods like :

Cucumber

Celery

Cantaloupe

Watermelon

Strawberry

Tomatoes

Also did you know herbal teas count towards your daily water count!

Bring on the

Chamomile

Nettle

Raspberry

Don’t over do it either:

Signs of water intoxication

Headache

Nausea

Confusion

Seizures

Coma

Infuse your water for a lift

Add berries , mint any fruit you like.

also try making strawberry water

Get 1 cup strawberry and 2cups water juice from 1/2 lemon and a pinch of cinnamon and about 6-8 ice cubes.

Cinnamon hell’s your liver to work better.

Morning drink

Hot water

Slice of lemon

It helps your intestines work better.

Posted in Eat Healthy, Family Tradition, Food, Life, Recipes, Uncategorized

Easy Fruit Tart

This rich  and creamy filling, with juicy ripe berries  and a crust that’s to die for and I’m telling you it’s easy to make , this is everything you want in a berry tart, right?

It’s actually much easier to make than it looks!
You will make this all the time, it’s so easy and delicious 

Enjoy!
IngredientsTart Crust

1 1/2 cup (200 g) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (50 g) powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp (10 Tbsp or 140 g) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling

1 cup (8 oz) mascarpone cheese

1/3 cup (75ml) cold heavy cream

1/3 cup (43 g) powdered sugar

1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 oz (85 g) raspberries

8 oz (225 g) blueberries

10 oz (225 g) strawberries – stems removed and halved or quartered

4 Tbsp (60 ml) apricot jam or orange marmalade. I prefer apricot jam and warm it. 

2 Tbsp water

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or lemon juice