Alright, alright. I fell off the bandwagon. HARD. Travelling, summertime, camping…as hard as I try, I still choose crap foods, too much booze and not enough exercise. I do get workouts in. I do drink water. And every now and then I’ll have a carrot and an apple. But, for the most part, when I’m camping or traveling, I give a bit of grace to myself and just enjoy.
Until the enjoyment starts to feel sluggish and gross. That’s when I reign myself in.
So, I’m back from traveling and we’re not camping for another few weeks, so I have a few weeks to workout the way I like to workout and eat the way I typically like to eat. But, I felt I needed a little kickstart on the healthy train to start my morning as I have been relying too heavily on coffee to fuel my days. Enter my Ginger Mint Lemon Water.
I make a big jug of this water and it lasts me 3 days. It’s not a water to drink all day, just one to have a couple glasses of between all the rest of the water you’re drinking. Because…you’re drinking lots of water, right? It’s summer, so water is important!
Ginger Mint Lemon Water:
2 cups water
5 mint leaves
1-2 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
Additional water to fill pitcher
Combine 2 cups water, mint leaves and ginger in a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from one lemon into you pitcher. Then, just chuck those lemons right into the pitcher for added flavor.
Once the ginger and mint are finished boiling pour them (including the boiled water) into your pitcher.
Top off the pitcher with fresh water.
Refrigerate overnight and enjoy for the next 3 days!
If you’re really feeling fancy, add soda water for a little zip (I would just add this to my glass as I drank it).
YUM-MO! Get it in ya! And hey…let me know what you think, won’t you?!