Do You Love Flavored Water?


Flavored Water Favorites

As I’m sure you know by now hydration in pregnancy, labor and postpartum is so important. One good way to keep track of how much water you should be drinking is this:

1/2 your weight=total ounces of water per day (as a minimum)

I’ve really been trying to practice what I preach and stay hydrated myself, but I’m getting sick of just plain water, so I’ve been mixing it up and now my revamped water feels like a little treat.

The latest concoction I made was this:

Chia Fresca! from TheSkinnyFork.com

Ingredients:
4 C. Cold Water
1 Medium Lemon, Half Juiced & Half Sliced
1/2 C. Fresh Fruit (I used Strawberries, Blackberries, and Pomegranate.)
1 Tbsp. Honey
2 Tsp. Chia Seeds

Directions:
Fill a large container with water. Add all of the ingredients and give it a good shake.

 

Citrus fruits are always great in water…I’ve been enjoying lime, lemon & orange combined together. I recently found these water bottles that make it super convenient for juicing your citrus in the bottle without a mess. Citrus Zinger Water Bottle

 

Cucumber Water:  It’s so simple, yet so refreshing!

 

Warm lemon water: Again, it’s so simple, but has so many benefits. I drink it first thing in the morning to help with digestion

 

Pineapple – mint – ginger: Mix it up with fruit and herbs. This blend is great for nausea

 

Herbs: I’m a huge fan of rosemary and sage and have started putting them in my water. Lemon & rosemary, blueberry & basil, strawberry & mint are all great combos.

 

Ice Cubes: Something else you can do is put berries in your ice cube trays with a little water. That way, after the ice melts, you have some cold fruit to snack on. This would be great for labor.

 

Kiersten Markham, PPNE

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