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'Eating Healthy On the Go' Day 5: Flavored Water, BONUS Day: WIN a CafeMom Water Bottle

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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Today's tip is to drink flavored waters instead of sugary options.

It's important to drink plenty of water. For some moms, they prefer a little flavor added to their water. There are many options to add flavor to water.

Here are just a few of the flavor combinations you can try:

  • Citrus: Add cut up oranges, limes and/or lemons to your water.
  • Pineapple Mint*: Add cut up pineapple and fresh mint to your water.
  • Watermelon Sage: Add cut up watermelon and fresh sage to your water.
  • Cucumber Mint*: Add cut up cucumbers and fresh mint to your water.
  • Lemon Rosemary: Add cut up lemon and fresh rosemary to your water 

You can make any of these ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until ready to drink. If needed, you could add a small amount of sweetener to these. 

* Mint can cause supply to dip in some breastfeeding moms. Use mint sparingly, if you are concerned.

How much water do drink a day? What flavor combinations have you tried? Will you try any of these combos?

One mom to reply to this post will WIN a CafeMom Water Bottle.

If you missed yesterday's post, you can find it here. If you haven't signed up for the 'Healthy Eating on the Go' Challenge yet, you can do so here.

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Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning. One winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a CafeMom Water Bottle.
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by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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lovinmyboys...
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM
I drink lots of water and like lemon water.
Lisa2424
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM
I actually don't like flavored water. I prefer it just really cold.
Benswifey10710
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM
I drink about 80-100oz a day..I don't normally add flavor but I may try these!
rachelrothchild
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I drink half my body weight plus extra because I'm bfing.  I have lemon or lime water usually, but I'd be willing to try anything.

AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM
I know I really should try this. They sounds good, but they take time. We have a cold water dispenser. That helps me drink more water. Some days I still don't drink enough though. I try really hard to avoid sugary drinks!
anxiousschk
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

This!  

The thing is, if I want something with flavor, it's not going to be water.  

If I want a soda, water just doesn't cut it.  If I want water, nothing else will do.  


Quoting Lisa2424:

I actually don't like flavored water. I prefer it just really cold.



motamaid
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Yum! I have a ton of fresh herbs!
KSmith0912
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
I drink 60oz a day.. I only like water if its flavored. Strawberry is my favorite. Ill probably give these a try.
mama-smurf
by Felisha on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM
I have to have my water flavored. I don't drink a lot because i don't like water but I'm going to try these. Ty!
pochaccotx
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

i drink about 4 8ozs of water a day and i have never tried flavor water

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