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.
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
What’s a morning without coffee? I generally make a cup and pour ½ tsp of agave and a splash of almond milk in.
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.
More water! Why not? It keeps me running to the bathroom, feels good going down and it’s good for me… and you!
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
Lemon, cucumber, mint
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!