Truth be told, I hate summer.
I tolerate summer by taking plenty of freezing cold showers, drinking gallons of water and avoiding the piercing mid-day sun like the plague. I know, I sound like barrels of fun. I’m just more of a snow bunny than a beach babe, can’t help myself.
Anyways, hydration is so essential to health and well-being, especially when you live somewhere as dry and sunny as Colorado. Drinking that extra glass or two of water makes the difference between a headache and a good day for me.
I always drink at least one full glass of water before I eat anything in the morning so that I’m starting off my day on the right foot. When I started that habit a few years ago, it made a huge difference in my hydration level.
As the day goes on, when it’s hot like it is now, I love drinking what I call “spa water.”
Water is perfect and lovely just the way it is, but I find that sometimes in the summer, chilling it with some refreshing natural supplementation is a surefire way to get me drinking more of it.
Last year I purchased a Bodum iced tea pitcher and it got me jazzed about making more herbal infusion and flavored waters.
One of my favorite infusion is a few mint sprigs and a handful of dried lemon balm. This is a very cooling mixture.
This week’s spa water consists of a few slices of organic washed lemon, cucumber and crushed mint leaves from my little garden.
So tasty and fresh.
Do you make “spa water?” What’s your favorite concoction?