Our mind is amazing. My subconscious knew, over the last few days, that I was going to make a lemonade (rosemary lemonade, to be more exact).
That’s the reason why I kept singing “Sunny, happy with the music no money, I’m thinking you’re on holiday, sipping your lemonade!” (not sure about the lyrics though!).
Right now, its’ not even too damn hot here in Northern Italy (it’s 20°C), but I just came back from Sicily where the intense heat (up to 40°C) was suffocating.
A sip of refreshing rosemary lemonade is what I needed/need! Want to try it?
In Summer, get friendly with this rosemary lemonade!
Even though it’s not too hot, my body – actually, our bodies! – needs more water, more veggies & fruit. In other words, more hydration.
I consider myself lucky because, during Summer, I almost drink 3 liters of water a day, while in Fall/Winter my body is happy with “just” 2/2.5 liters.
I’m not going to tell you what’s the right amount of water for you, of course, (I can’t). To understand it, just make a research on the web and most importantly LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
However, if your body doesn’t “say” anything (meaning you don’t really feel the need of drinking), gently “force” yourself at the beginning.
It’s important to train your thirst.
Seriously, if you don’t feel this need maybe it’s because you’re not drinking enough, so you have to start ‘training’ yourself and drink more and more every day. That’s what I did. And it worked!
(keep reading to know how I “succeeded”)
Crazy but true, some people don’t like water. So what’s better than rosemary lemonade to help yourself with drinking more? Of course alternate this with some other liquids, possibly unsweetened.
Want some tips to drink more water?
Confession: I was not a “heavy (water) drinker”.
Years ago, especially during high school, I used to drink only 1 liter of water a day (barely!). I remember my skin was so bad at the time, I also had a free check-up at the local pharmacy to check my skin condition and it turned out to be dehydrated, indeed.
I had to do something!
Believe me, I’ve tried everything, every single trick you can think of: smartphone apps, big bottles, small bottles…
So now I think I can share with you a few tips to drink more water:
- Keep your bottle of water always near/with you (on your desk, in your bag when you go out etc…);
- Drink with a straw, seems weird but it works;
- Use small bottles: this allows you to know how much you’re drinking and you feel like you’re drinking quickly (at least at the beginning);
- When you’re thirsty, drink immediately, do not wait;
- When you crave junk food, drink! (Junk food is not bad if you eat it rarely, but if your cravings are too frequent, well…drink water!)
P.S. remember to check out this post to see all my advice on this topic!
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- 100 gr Organic lemon juice – (about 2 lemons and a half)
- 1 Sprig Rosemary
- 15/20 gr Brown/cane sugar or white sugar
- 1 liter Water or sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- In a pot, let the sugar melt together with the rosemary sprig.
- When melted, also add lemon juice and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
- Let it cool down.
- Add a liter of sparkling (or still) water and let it chill in the fridge.
- Serve with ice.
- Feel free to leave out sugar if you want it more sour. I personally love it even without sweetener.
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