Welcome back from the weekend! I hope all of you had a great one! We got in lots of good family time, down time, and get-things-done-around-the-house time. Overall it was a great weekend!
Now that I’m officially a week into Seven, I’ve learned a few things:
– Hangry is a real emotion. I felt it in a strong way on Wednesday and it made me thankful that I don’t have to live a hangry life. Then it made me think about all the people who do have to live life hungry. And probably subsequently angry. And I realized how thankful I should always be.
– I get tired of raw almonds easily when I eat them a lot. To quote one of my favorite husbands, “Raw almonds taste like what I would imagine tree bark to taste like.” I now kind of see where he is coming from… Thank goodness for raw cashews!
– I find myself praying a lot more. Especially when I start to fall into the “woe is me” pattern that keeps cropping up because I’m tired of my limited options. Because, really, I’m so blessed. And my options aren’t that limited.
– My body just works better in every way when I eat nothing but healthy! It’ll be interesting to see how much better I feel at the end of my 4 weeks if this is only after one!
– I get tired of just plain water when that’s basically all I drink. Which leads me to today’s topic…
Since plain water can get a little monotonous sometimes, even with a little lime or lemon squeezed into it, I decided I needed to create some flavors.
I’ve done the tall pitchers of water in the fridge with cut up fruits and cucumbers and what not in them, and this is essentially the same idea, but way less space consuming! To save room in the fridge, I decided to do a concentrated version, then add just a little bit of the concentrate to a glass of water when the time came to drink one!
I took some 10 oz glasses we have that have plastic lids to go on them (or a mason jar would work great, too!) and filled them up about halfway with cut up fruit, then filled them to the top with water, put the lid on them, and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
As you could imagine, the flavor in each glass ended up being pretty strong, which was the idea! So now, after fixing myself a cup of plain ice water, I’ll pour just a tablespoon or two of the concentrated flavor water into the bigger glass and it makes it so much more exciting!
The two flavors I’ve do so far are lime/cucumber and strawberry/pineapple/lemon. The latter is definitely my favorite, but they’re both pretty awesome!
I highly recommend this if plain water kinda gets a little old for you too. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great Monday!