A day in the life of Bre - FORM Nutritionist
On hot days, an ice-cold beverage is often the only way to stay cool. Just yesterday, I was drenched in sweat after outdoor tennis practice. After quickly guzzling a bottle of water, I found myself still cravings fluids, but water wouldn’t cut it.
This wasn’t because I wasn’t thirsty or couldn’t stomach room temperature water, rather that I needed something refreshing and tasty instead of plain water.
Most of the time, when we look for something other than water to drink, our options are sports drinks (like 100 Plus and Pocari Sweat), juice, or soda. However, these drinks (aside from sports drinks) are loaded with sugar, and while they still give the body fluid to stay hydrated, they load our body with sugar and can easily counteract the healthy benefits of exercise.
One of my favourite solutions for a low-sugar, thirst quenching drink is flavoured ice cubes! Since infused water takes some planning ahead, having some tasty flavoured ice cubes on hand allows me to have a tasty beverage in just a few seconds.
As with all of my favourite recipes, feel free to substitute the ingredients for your favourites! I loved watermelon and mint; what can you come up with?
Bre - FORM Nutritionist
- ½ cup diced fresh fruit (I used dragon fruit, watermelon, oranges, and kiwifruit)
- Fresh mint, chopped (optional)
- Divide fruit in an ice cube tray. Add chopped mint (if desired).
- Pour cool or room temperature filtered water over the fruit.
- Freeze until solid.
- Serve with water, soda water, or blend into a smoothie.