Monday, July 28, 2014

H2O

H2O




Let’s talk water – is everyone drinking their eight glasses a day?

Do you know the benefits of drinking water?

Drinking water balances the body fluids, can control calories, energize our muscles, and makes our skin look great.

We need to hydrate ourselves – water flushes out toxins, it’s refreshing, and has zero calories.

I've been experimenting with what I call Spa Water.

Cucumber Water and Strawberry Water is a favorite among us at Mangia, Mangia…No Talk.


Fill a pitcher half way with ice, cut or slice a half of English cucumber, squeeze a half of lime add water and  3 or 4 mint leaves cut in half.



Strawberry Water  

Fill ice in a pitcher half way; clean and slice 7 or ten strawberries; depending on the size, you can use more or less, add water and cut in half 3 chocolate mint  leaves.




We have our water filtered therefore I use tap filtered water.

It is so refreshing.

I know I have mentioned to you that I walk at lunch time …my goal is to hit the block with the big hill soon though – during the summer months  here it can be really humid  and that leaves me quite parched  and just deflated.

Although I have my regular water at my desk …after my walks, I have this type of water:



Cocozia Coconut Water 

Chilled, it is, not sweet, tasty and refreshing, it is 100% Organic, it contains Potassium and Magnesium and other Electrolytes that are from a natural source rather than the sugary sports drinks full of calories. 

Non-GMO verified – Gluten Free – Vegan and Kosher

Recently I mentioned this to my husband, to try some after being outside all day tending to the yard and lawn.  He was very skeptical but then loved it.    
We got ours from Amazon and if you are a Prime subscriber, shipping is free.

Remember to drink water it’s is so good for you, do what I do, add the cucumbers, strawberries, drink it straight up or just add a squeeze of lemon – it’s all good. Don't forget, try the Cocozia coconut water too, it is surprisingly tasty.


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4 comments:

  1. WOW!
    thank you for these great tips. i admit to not drinking enough water. mine is filtered also at the tap.
    and i do drink... but not nearly enough.
    but now... i'm DEFINITELY! going to try the cucumber and strawberry route... and the coconut... YUM!

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    1. Yes Tammy do try it...they are so yummy

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  2. Hi Marisa!
    i try and drink lots of water...
    I also make the cucumber water...delicious, nutritious and satisfying!
    Enjoy your week!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  3. Linda even my kids like the cucumber water - so good for you too

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