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What's A 5 Letter Word For Summer Happiness? Here's A Simple Twist!

June 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 122

In the spirit of nearly record heat here in Arizona last week, I'd like to share with you my newest favorite summer treat!

In a word: W-A-T-E-R!

Not just any water... delicious flavor-infused waters!

Follow my steps below and there will be no more forcing yourself to drink enough water. Hurray!

So, what is the trick in making this happen?

A. Find the "perfect pitcher" (say that 5 times fast!) I couldn't be consistent with daily water with any of the many pitchers I used, until my friend gave me THEE pitchers I use today.

They are BPA-free Acraglass, slender - so they are easy to handle and fit in your refrigerator side door easily, AND have a water-tight screw on lid, so that you can set them on their side (as I do).

Last, but not least, they each have a half-gallon volume, so all you need to do is drink one pitcher-full a day and you've gotten your 8 glasses!

B. Add natural flavors that make you happy! Plain water rarely got me to eight glasses a day. It has little appeal for me glass after glass, day after day. Adding flavor makes all the difference!

No easier way to keep hydrated... LOVE it!

Here are the easy steps for your own infused-water goodness...

1. Get eco-friendly, easy to handle, water-tight pitchers.

2. At the end of every day, fill with fresh filtered water.

3. Slice and add whatever your taste-buds fancy.

My favorite is Orange-Mint, so I slice 1 small orange and a drop in a couple large sprigs of mint (pressing lightly between my fingers first to release the flavor).

You can use any combination of fruits, veggies and fresh herbs that sound good to you; Cucumber-Basil, Blackberry-Lime, Ginger-Orange, good ole lemon... I even did a Cinnamon Stick with some Green Apple slices.

4. Screw on the water-tight lid.

5. Gently turn upside down and then right side up one time.

6. Place in fridge to chill and "steep" overnight... I place it on it's side... but, whatever works for you is perfect.

7. Within half an hour of waking, and before you eat anything, have a 16 oz glass of your daily batch.

8. Consume all the water in one of these pitchers by the end of the day, and you'll have gotten your 8 delicious glasses... yippee!

9. Compost or discard the fruit remaining in the pitcher. I do not recommend re-using fruit. Start fresh daily!

10. If you want to mix it up, use the second pitcher to make PERFECT ice tea. Place eight caffeinated or herbal tea bags in one of these pitchers, fill with water and let chill and steep overnight - be sure to toss the bags in the morning. And by perfect, I mean PERFECT! Not bitter, just the right amount of flavor!

I welcome your comments and hope you will share any tastey combinations you come up with!

Also, do please let me know if you have other healthy and fun summer tips...

As always, I'm in your corner...


Check out more info on THEE pitchers here:

It's the last item on the page... go for it... you will LOVE them!

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