Staying hydrated is important, not just during the hot summer, but really all year long. We have had so little moisture this winter in Wyoming and the air is dry, and it seems like everyone has had some kind of sinus crud. So today I’m talking about staying hydrated.
When I am tired, not feeling great or think that I am getting sick, I don’t turn to energy drinks, I drink water. Water is so good for you and other than coffee, it is what I drink. I don’t have to have fancy bottled water or flavored water, tap water is just fine to me. Sometimes I do find a nice Citrus-Mint Water to be refreshing.
I hope y’all are not going to laugh at me here, posting a recipe for water. It’s good! The kids love it. My niece ask me to bring this to her birthday party instead of the punch that I usually make! So I thought it was worthy of sharing.
I mostly make this during the summer but I have been craving more sunshine and warmer weather and settling for all things citrus.
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Now don’t laugh, I’m going to type out a recipe for water. Of course, you can change this up, this is just for inspiration to drink more water.
- 1 large lemon, quartered
- 1/2 orange, quartered
- 3 sprigs mint leaves
- about 2 quarts of water
Place lemons, oranges and mint into carafe or pitcher and fill with water. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Refill pitcher as needed. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 days before you need to change the fruit.
*Grapefruit, tangerines, or any citrus will be great in this flavored water.
Serve over ice.