Mondays are for resetting your life. For making ambitious, lofty goals, and putting anything you may have regretted during the weekend well behind you. I’m definitely ready for a hard reset this Monday. I’m ready to walk away from stress, get my personal life back in order, get my work to do list under control, and dig up my long lost motivation. Life goes fast, and I intend to live it. Monday is the perfect day to wake up and start again.
Mondays are also fast days for us, so we’re resetting our bodies as well as our minds. But I fail to see why austerity should be boring. I’m trying to make a point of staying well hydrated on fast days, so infused waters are the way to go. It’s water, but awesomer. And you can change up the flavor every week. A monkey could do this. Chuck some flavorful ingredients in a pitcher, cover it with water, let it sit overnight, then drink it all in one day. Done
This Cucumber Lemon Infused Water also has a bit of ginger and a fat bunch of mint. It’s super refreshing. The site that gave me the idea for this combo claims it’s supposed to flush out fat, but I have a feeling the actual evidence for this is flimsy at best. The way I see it, anything that gets me to drink more water is probably good for me, since it takes me all day to get through a bottle. Flavor always helps.
It might seem silly to share a “recipe” for water, but this is the only thing I’ve found that helps me actually want to drink water, and that can’t possibly be a bad thing.
Life is hard sometimes. The great thing is, there’s always tomorrow, and you can just try again and do better. Drink lots of Cucumber Lemon Infused Water. Be awesome!
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch ginger, peeled
- 1 bunch mint
- 8 cups water
- Ice, optional
- Thinly slice your cucumber, lemon, and ginger and add them to a large pitcher or other container. Toss in the mint. Add the water and ice, then put the whole thing in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
- The longer you infuse the water, the more flavorful it will be, but if you let it go too long, it can become bitter. I strain mine into jars the next morning so I can take a couple to work with me, and then finish the rest off when I get home. That way, the last cup doesn't taste too strong.