13. Day Spa Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Apple Water
Did you know both grapefruit and apple boost metabolism and curb your appetite? I love foods that help me with my weight loss journey and these two are big ones. Top that with water also curbing your appetite and you have a great refreshing drink that works for you!
Use your favorite kind of apple I used a Green Apple because I wanted to play up the tartness of the grapefruit, if you like your drinks more on the sweet side use a Sweet Crisp or Fuji and use the whole thing. You can also squeeze the pineapple as you add it in, it might add between 5-10 calories to each glass but that is nothing! You burn 5 calories drinking the glass of water!
Makes 1 big pitcher, you can re-fill 3-5 times.
- 1/2 Grapefruit
- 1/2 Apple
- 1/2 of a Pineapple- fresh
- Ice and Water- Fizzy water is good too, just skip the ice.
Cut the Grapefruit into medium-sized slices, same with the apple, and add into a pretty juice pitcher. Cut the pineapple into medium to thin slices, ideally you want to try and get all the slices about the same size. Add the pineapple squeezing a little if you want it sweeter, then top with 2 cups ice, top that with water, and place in the fridge for 4 hours. Once you have enjoyed 1/2 of your pitcher of water re-fill it and you can repeat this as long as the flavor stays.
I hope you can learn to enjoy flavored waters and put down sodas and fake sugar drinks like Crystal Light, Mios and Propel. Those are just chemicals, they are not good for you!
14. Cool and Refreshing Strawberry Lime Spritzer
On a hot summer day, this Strawberry Lime Spritzer will cool you right off! This is one of my favorites to have around the house all the time.
You can choose flat water or fizzy water, both work great! If you are trying to kick your soda habit you should go for a Strawberry Lime Spritzer. I think you will love the cool, refreshing taste and it will help curb your food cravings.
Like it sweeter? Add more strawberries and only 1/2 of a lime, adding more strawberries.
Makes 1-2 liters of Strawberry Lime Spritzer-
- 8 Frozen or Fresh Strawberries- See note above on freezing strawberries before making.
- 1 Lime
- 1-2 liters of Pellegrino or Club Soda- you can also use flat water
Slice the strawberries into three pieces and drop them into the water or fill an infusion pitcher, then slice the lime into 10 wedges and add to the water. Chill for 3-4 hours and serve, if you like, try making some strawberry and lime ice cubes if you are serving with flat water. In an ice-cube tray place one strawberry slice and a lime slice, cover with water, and freeze for 3-4 hours.
15. After Workout Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water
This delicious Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water helps hydrate you and maintains your fat burning after a workout.
Also, check out my Mango Basil Water and my Apple Cinnamon Water, one Boosts Metabolism and the other is a Natural Anti Inflammatory and helps Cure a Hangover. Can you guess which does what?
Makes one big pitcher, refill 3-5 times-
- 2 cups Chopped Watermelon
- 2 large Sprigs of Rosemary
In a large pitcher drop in the watermelon and rosemary, cover with ice, and then water. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. Once the water is 1/2 way gone refill with cold water, keep doing that 3-5 times before replacing watermelon and rosemary.
Makes 1 one-liter water bottle, refill 3-5 times-
- 1/4 cup Thinly sliced Watermelon
- 1 small Sprig of Rosemary
If the water bottle is full dump some out to make room for the watermelon, if empty put the watermelon and rosemary in first, and then add water. Shove the watermelon and rosemary into your water bottle put them in the fridge for 10 minutes, that’s it! Refill when it gets 1/2 way down with cold water, do that 3-5 times before adding more watermelon and rosemary.
*A note on the water bottle method, you will not be able to get the watermelon and rosemary out so don’t use something you will want to keep unless it has a wide mouth.
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