Do you need motivation to drink more water? Or do you just like the way decorative ice cubes look in your glass? Either way, we have the recipe for you – Fruit Infused Ice Cubes! You won’t believe the health benefits packed into each one!
Have you found that summer brings it’s own joys and struggles? Wiebke loves summer, but since her little guy has been out of school she says she is suffering from SAD (summer adjustment disorder). I am sure some of you can relate. At The Hard Hat Belles we hope to make your day a little bit brighter and the adjustment a little easier with these fruit infused ice cubes. Grab your cup-o-stuff and a seat and lets get to it!
Why We Need A Little Color In Our Day
We all need some inspiration and hope when we have those days – you know the ones – the “I should have stayed in bed” days. Wiebke has actually assigned an acronym to those days ( SHSIB ).
Or sometimes we just need something colorful to brighten our days. A kind of celebration that each day is a new beginning and thank you Jesus for that!
Our moods can be reflected by the colors that we wear, how we design it into our homes, or surround ourselves with. My fav color is yellow! Nice, bright, sunny yellow – which I guess reflects my optimistic nature. What is your color? Does it reflect your personality? For kicks-n-giggles check out empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com to see what your fav color tells about you. Maybe that is why fruit is so colorful..hmm…it’s good for us and can make us feel better.
Fruit Health Properties
Today we are showing you how to make your very own Fruit Infused Ice Cubes. Normally, I look at fruit as a tasty booster to weight loss, but with the Fruit Infused Ice Cubes it is also a great motivational tool, especially when I add it to my new water jug (get the instructions on how to make your very own Motivational Water Jug here). Not only are they colorful and pretty to look at, but they are packed with “good”and “healthy” stuff as well!
Raspberries have antioxidants, detoxifying, and laxative properties.
Oranges have high levels of antioxidants.
Lemons are body cleansing, cancer fighting, immunity boosting, and antibacterial.
Mint is full of strong antioxidants, a decongestant, and can help with indigestion.
Blueberries have high levels of vitamin C, manganese, and are a good source of dietary fiber.
Limes are antibiotic, anti-carcinogenic and have detoxifying properties.
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber.
Now that you know how beneficial the FRUIT INFUSED ICE CUBES are – let’s get to the nitty gritty and make some!
Fruit Infused Ice Cubes
Supplies needed: Various fruits and herbs, ice cube tray, and water.Prepare your fruit and herbs by cutting and chopping them to the size of your ice cube tray.Add water to the ice cube tray covering the fruit and herbs fully (this will prevent freezer burn of uncovered fruit and herbs if left in freezer for an extended length of time).Put into freezer until frozen through. Enjoy!Disclaimer
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MAY YOUR DAY BE SPENT
Love & Hugs,