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We all know that water is the best drink for us. Our bodies are made up mostly of water, thus it’s no surprise that we need it to to survive and stay healthy. Yet, if you’re like me, you probably don’t get the recommended amount of 8 8-oz glasses every day.
I’ve been buying bottles of Ice Mountain water at my local Walmart in an effort to get better about #HealthyHydration. Because if I see it easily available in front of me, I’m more likely to choose it instead of something that’s not as good for me.
I would love if my Walmart carried the 5-gallon bottles of Nestle Waters, though, as the bottle can be returned for refilling and ultimately recycling. Plus, their 5-gallon bottles are PET plastic which is BPA-free so I know it would be the best not only for the environment, but also for my kids.
In the meantime, I take all those bottles and store them away for future craft projects, like upcycling them into vases for the flowers my kids pick. That way we still get a use out of them.
With all this talk of water, however, I have to admit the taste of plain water isn’t my favorite. I know it’s the best for us, but I sometimes need some flavor. That’s when I make my Lemon Shake Its. It’s like the Shake Ups you would have at the fair, which my dad and I always loved, but we shake it instead. This was actually my guy’s idea, from the mason jars to the amount of sugar, so he should take all the credit.
Simply take one lemon per person, as these are individual servings. Cut in half and try to take out the seeds first before you squeeze as much juice as you can into the jar. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar, then fill Â¾ of the way with your bottled water. Make sure the lid is on tight, place a towel around it if you’d like, and shake it up. Add ice cubes to fill and chill, and drink your Lemon Shake It right then or place in the refrigerator for later.
- 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp sugar (more or less, depending on taste)
- 12 oz water
- Cut your lemon in half. Pick out seeds and squeeze juice into mason jar. Throw your lemons in, too, for added flavor and presentation.
- Add 3 tbsp sugar.
- Add water
- Put lid on jar and shake it, shake it, shake it!
- Add ice and drink immediately or chill in refrigerator.
A few of my other favorite ways to include water are:
– Fruit juice ice cubes, which add a splash of flavor and color into your water.
– Hot Chocolate, especially on colder days like we’re beginning to have.
– You can also make a big pitcher of lemonade instead of the individual Lemon Shake Its.