What’s In Your Cup?

If you’ve ever spent any period of time around me, one thing you may notice is that I always have something to drink in hand. [I’ve started to think that I have/had a problem, but we’ll unpack that later.] A couple of years ago, I came to the realization that beverage consumption is just as crucial to my health as food consumption is. While I could be eating the cleanest of meals, I’m ultimately doing my body a disservice if I’m not supplementing by drinking clean also. Once I came to that realization, I started to take inventory of the liquids I deposit into my body.

While, I’m an avid water drinker, I love(d) coffee with tons of sugar and hot chocolate. DETRIMENTAL. Now, possessing the knowledge that I do, I am more mindful of my liquid intake and whether or not I am making healthy decisions in this area. Here I provide you with an approximate daily beverage menu of mine.

Morning:

  1. I start with my “flat tummy tea,” which consists of hot water, half a lemon, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp of honey

  2. What’s a morning without coffee? I generally make a cup and pour ½ tsp of agave and a splash of almond milk in.

  3. The experts always talk about the importance of starting your day off with a glass of water. If I don’t drink this first, it is usually somewhere within my morning rotation.

Afternoon:

  1. More water! Why not? It keeps me running to the bathroom, feels good going down and it’s good for me… and you!

  2. I just love a green smoothie! I try to have them daily as they provide me with the fiber I need to regulate my bowels and keep my tummy in check. What I love most about them is that no on smoothie is alike! (I’ll slide my favorite recipes soon enough!)

Evening: Just Water. When I’m feeling fancy, I’ll drop fruit in. My favorite fruit infused waters are

  1. Lemon, cucumber, mint

  2. Oranges with frozen blueberries [Thank me later.]

I ALWAYS maintain the fact that the smallest strides we make in our health  can have significant impact in the long haul. I hope this has helped someone!

Birthday Confession

With Love