Thursday, April 13, 2017

My new favorite mixed drink-for health

Drinking water is wonderful, amazing and super duper important However, after drinking my gallon to a gallon and a half day in and day out, sometimes some other beverage starts sounding pretty good. Im definitely not advocating drinking anything but plain, still water for your daily water needs, but if you need a little treat now an then this might just do it for you (it does it for me!) 

My new favorite health-cocktail (sans alcohol...but you could totally add some I suppose...just don't drive with it) is a sparkling water with two tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (ACV). You all know my obsession with "the cleanse shot" but for something a bit different and fun, this is the way to go. The lemon juice does all sorts of great things like helps to cleanse the body of toxins and the ACV helps curb appetite along with a million other things. With pineapple flavor sparkling water it's a refreshing boost of energy as well as a craving blaster of late afternoon mock-tail.

 What's your favorite flavor of sparkling water? 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Keepin' girls night healthy...and tasty...without a veggie tray

Oh girls night's something I look forward a lot. For me, it means 3 things: 1. Great adult catch up time in yoga pants. 2. When it's at someone else's house-they have to clean and I'm not home for the endless bedtime routines and negotiations with my adorable kiddos (it's nice to have a tiny break every once in a while). 3. Yummy wine and food.

I am queen of always bringing a veggie tray to every get together, but girls night is a bit different: it's special. So what's a girl to do when trying to stay on track with healthy living? Enter berries and super dark chocolate. You get some amazing fiber, vitamins and minerals with the berries and the dark chocolate is not something like puppy chow or M&Ms that you can eat by the handful...or let's be honest, bowlful. It's something that you nibble, because it's good...but not that good. Plus, it offers a low sugar (5-6 grams per serving), some feel good antioxidants and a perfect pairing for your favorite glass of wine.