Healthy Lifestyle · Self care

DIY Cucumber Lemon Water

So we know how important it is to drink water throughout the day as well as the benefits of drinking the proper amount of water daily. However, there are many of us who don’t like the taste of water, which can discourage us from drinking it.

Cucumber Lemon Water

Yes, there are many options available for flavoring our water on the store shelves but I’ve found making a gallon of cucumber lemon water is much more refreshing. Not to mention, the natural and healthy nutritional benefits of having cucumber and lemon in your water.

Benefits Of LemonsBenefits Of Cucumbers
Good Source of Vitamin CAntioxidant Rich
Flavor Promotes HydrationExcellent Source of Hydration
Improves Health of SkinHigh in Vitamin K-Aids in Bones Health
Aids in DigestionPotassium Aids in Blood Pressure
Helps With Weight Control Aids In Skin Health
Healthy Benefits

The recipe is simple, little to no prep time, and very inexpensive.
To make a gallon of cucumber lemon water you’ll need the following:

-1 Gallon of Water
-Pitcher
-1 Cucumeber
-2 Lemons

Preparations

Thinly slice the cucumber and lemon. Place both the cucumber and lemons into the bottom of the pitcher. Pour your gallon of water into the pitcher with the cucumber and lemons. You can give it a little stir to mix everything together, but it isn’t necessary.

Next, you can refrigerate for about an hour to cool or fill pitcher with ice if you’re needing to serve right away. The longer you allow the ingredients to penetrate the water the more flavorful it will be.

Cucumber Lemon Water

If you don’t want to make a full pitcher, a glass of ice water recipe calls for:
*2 Slices of Lemon
*3 Slices of Cucumber

Please note: This is how I like my cucumber lemon water. You may increase some ingredients or decrease some depending on your taste buds.

This is a great refresher if you don’t like the taste of water, if you plan on entertaining and would like a spin on plain water, great of course in the summer, and if you need a detox at the beginning of the year to start your fitness journey.

I first tasted this flavor of water three years ago at a Hotel in July while we were on vacation. Every time we walked into the lobby we couldn’t wait to stop at the cooler and get a cup, and I’ve been hooked ever since then. When I drink cucumber lemon water I can’t stop and therefore my body thanks me. Whenever I feel like I need to cleanse or dehydrated I spend the weekend drinking this mixture and by Sunday I can literally see the difference in my body, energy, and skin.

Please give it a try and let me know how you enjoyed this all natural refresher.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

Healthy Lifestyle · Mental Health · Personal Growth · Self care

Walking for Health…Mental and Physical

Yes walking is my favorite exercise. I can literally walk everyday and not get tired or bored. Not only do I walk to keep my heart healthy, maintain my weight, and for energy, but its the most important part of me keeping my mental health in check.

If I have a bad day at the office, stressing trying to keep three kids, a husband, and household running, or trying to figure something out I literally say I need to go for a walk. Walking is a great exercise you can do for creating and stabilizing your mental health.

Walking reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. When walking you’re able to dissect negative emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Figure out and understand why certain feelings and emotions occurred. Walking to clear your head is therapy for your mind, body, and soul. You can literally speak aloud your thoughts, release them, and come to solution.

Walking for mental health increases self esteem, mood, and good sleep. When we go for a walk we release tensions and toxins that is making us have sleepless and restless nights. Walking improves our sense of self, mind, and awareness. Walking is free and the most effective exercise you can do.

Walking is my therapy. What do you do to center yourself?

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.