When I was working twelve hour days and trying to scrape together some excess energy
to also care for my young family; nurture friendships; clean and organize my home…Drinking
definitely fell to the wayside. Drinking the entire contents of my water bottle in a day was
a rare and pitiful attempt at trying to remember to stay hydrated. Another blatant sign that
my ability to conduct a self care ritual was pathetic at best.
Now, as I heal I recognize when I am starting to feel dehydrated and I go out of my way to
stop, fill and drink a nice big glass of water with a slice of lemon.
My friend Erin and I did a casual run to Starbucks the other day and I was feeling pretty
parched-she suggested a cool lime refresher and said how hydrated she felt when she
drank them. I gave it a try and I sipped up the liquid soul fluid-as I sipped the minty,
fluid with a hint of lime I felt like a wave of energy was surging through my body.
Erin’s suggestion would ignite a new self care ritual-making a pitcher of cool lime
refresher that I would make ahead and drink throughout the day until the pitcher
ran dry. This insurance would allow me to gauge the amount of fluid I took in
during the day-plus; I would get that body burst that the cool lime minty delight
Here is my recipe for homemade lime mint refresher-it is pretty darn close and slightly
more organic then the Starbucks version:
What you’ll need-several limes-(you can add lemons/mandarin too) fresh mint leaves
two tablespoons of cane sugar, water of course.
Here’s how you do it!
Boil a full teapot of water-pour in a heat resistant jug-stir in the sugar;
place jug in the fridge to cool completely (3 hours). Add the juice of 3 limes
(or any combination of your citrus), stir in 3 large mint sprigs-smash them
with a potato smasher to release the mint. Now it’s ready to drink-the longer
it sits in the fridge the stronger the flavor-Strain when you drink!!! Enjoy!
Journal Entry: Try and think about how you feel when you are dehydrated.
What do you feel like when you are lacking hydration? When you take a drink
what do you notice happens to you? This week make a real effort to drink at
least the full pitcher of water each day and then reflect on the changes you
see. (P.S. Drinking fluids also helps speed the metabolism!)
Healthy Body Bollywood Workout!
Peace, Love & Namaste-Stay Hydrated Em