Enjoy staying hydrated with this Autumn Infused Water. I drink it throughout the day and always enjoy it with my protein bar before or after a workout.
I have to confess. I am chronically dehydrated. I'm just one of those people who doesn't like to drink water unless I'm really thirsty. A few months ago, however, I joined a fantastic gym and have been exercising regularly. More exercise = the desire to drink more water = the need for more protein.
Both my work cafe as well as the cafe at my gym maintain a constant supply of infused waters. I love drinking them so much now that I'm absolutely spoiled and plain water tastes more blah than before! But that's totally okay because it means that I'm drinking much more water now than I was before. Not only am I no longer chronically thirsty, but my skin looks better too! Since I've started developing the healthier habits of drinking more water and exercising more, that I also enjoy eating small meals and snacks more often rather than a couple really big and heavy meals each day. The combination of these three things has really sped up my metabolism!
My kids were so excited when they saw me make this water. In fact, they wanted it in their water bottles on the first day of school and were so thrilled at the idea that they might start a new fad as the other kids asked what was in their water bottle! When I make my infused water, I always prefer to slice my fruit thin to expose as much surface area as possible to maximize the flavor. I've been feeling so good about myself lately having improved these habits!
Autumn Infused Water
- 1 apple (sliced thin)
- 1 plum (sliced thin)
- 1 pear (sliced thin)
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice water. Keep in refrigerator and continue to add more water as needed. Infused water will last a couple of days.