In my attempts to get healthy I drink a lot of water. I mean a lot of water. If you know me or see me around town, you will often see me carrying my trusty water bottle. It goes with me everywhere and is easy to refill all day long. Over the years I have noticed a big difference on those days I forget my water bottle. It often makes me feel sluggish and dehydrated. Usually I end the day with a headache. So I have learned to never leave home without my water bottle.
There are some days when I need a little extra something besides water. After giving up soda and caffeine, my options are limited. So I had to get creative when spicing up my drink options during the day. The easiest thing to do is add a piece of fruit. Lemon is my favorite but I also enjoy trying other fruits as well. Oranges and passion fruit are a great option that really make for a tasty drink. It is light, refreshing, and yummy! Fruit infused water is great for work too as it helps me stay alert. My colleague has even managed to convince our boss to invest in office fruit delivery to make it even easier for us, and to help everyone get their five a day. Here is an easy recipe that can be enjoyed right away or stored in the refrigerator for later if you want to be super organised.
In my attempt to limit the amount of sugar in my diet, I don’t normally use the added sugar when making this drink for myself. If I am making the drink for someone else I will add the sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
- 6 Oranges, halved
- 6 Passion fruits, halved
- 2 Cups water
- ¼ Cup sugar
- Squeeze the oranges and pour the juice into a blender.
- Scoop out the flesh from the passion fruit into the blender.
- Add the water, ice, and sugar.
- Pulse, taste and add more water or sugar if desired.
- Strain into a jar.
- Divide into glasses with ice.
- Serve and enjoy.
What healthy drink alternatives have you found? I would love to hear what you are doing.