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Fruit Infused Ice Cubes: An Upbeat Motivational Tool

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!

Hi Y’All,

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!

Tea for two

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 – Variety of colorswhich 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!limes, lemon, oranges

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.Variety of fruit for ice cube trayPrepare your fruit and herbs by cutting and chopping them to the size of your ice cube tray.Fresh fruit and herbsAdd 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).Water filled ice cube trayPut into freezer until frozen through.  Enjoy!frozen fruit ice cube trayDisclaimer

To watch more of our fun DIY videos check out our YouTube channel “TheHard Hat Belles” or click  The Hard Hat Belles to go directly there.  Once there like and subscribe to receive notifications of the latest video releases. Or simply subscribe here to see each of our videos within our blog stories. . . .  You’ll be getting two for the price of one!

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MAY YOUR DAY BE SPENT

INSPIRING HOPEProverbs 18:21 verse

Love & Hugs,

Denine & WiebkeTHHB Logo

 

DIY Motivational Water Container – The All Day Pitcher

Do you need that extra motivational tool to help you stay hydrated this summer? We have the perfect solution for you! Learn how to make you very own Motivational Water Jug or as I like to call it “Chug Jug” here! This will help you get those recommended 8 glasses of water in each day.

Hi Y’All,

Come on in and have a seat.  Did you bring your beverage with you?  If not, might I suggest that you checkout our DIY Motivational Water Container directions below.  In the meantime, grab a glass of cool hydrating water and let’s get to it!

Tea for two

Why Staying Hydrated Is Important

According to FamilyDoctor.org, your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health.

I like the info graphic below from StayingHealthy.org that draws your attention to how water helps keep your body healthy, but it also shares the possible problems you could be suffering if you are dehydrated or becoming dehydrated.  Seriously people, who knew?  Not me, that’s for sure.

Hydrating Body effects

Why It’s Important To Me

After doing much research on the health aspects of continually being hydrated and appreciating them – I also discovered  and more importantly (to me at least) staying hydrated with water keeps your skin looking healthier . . psst. . .  which means looking younger (woohoo).  In addition, water also helps with weight loss (double woohoo for me), by keeping your metabolism in working order. I think between this Motivational Water Jug and The Hard Hat Belles Kale and Quinoa Salads I will be looking at some weight loss (triple woohoo for me) and we hope for you as well!!

I have struggled with my weight just about all my life and you would think that something as simple as drinking water would be enough motivation to get me drinking those 6-8 glasses a day.  Although I like water well enough I still struggle with drinking enough water – how about you?Dddenine and VeeBee drinking infused water

Wiebke on the other hand is great at getting her needed water intake and still she admits that it can be difficult to remember exactly how much she has drank or still needs to drink throughout the day.

Hydrating Solution

For those of you who have a hard time getting those glasses of water  in due to remembering or not liking water. . . We have a solution for YOU! We are going to show you how to create your very own motivational water jug (pitcher, container, bottle etc.).  This project is super easy and has endless possibilities on how you can make it your own.

And because you are so special to us –  as an extra bonus we have included directions on how to quickly and easily make fruit infused ice cubes!  Wiebke and I were both amazed at the flavor that was immediately incorporated into our water glass and it looks so pretty, who wouldn’t want to drink that.Denine and Wiebke Water Pitcher

MOTIVATIONAL WATER CONTAINER INSTRUCTIONS

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Water jug, container or bottle, permanent or wipe-off markers, and your inspirational or motivational sayings to encourage you (you can check out our Pinterest Board to see some of the different choices available).Water Pitcher Supplies

  • Once you have decided on the type of container you are using you will then mark with your markers of choice the levels of each glass of water on the outside of the container. We (THHB) poured glasses of water into the containers and marked them at each level on the container. Wiebke marked hers with times of the day and I marked mine with a countdown of glasses drank.Marking the measured water levels
  • Next, we researched for motivational sayings to inspire us to drink our water. Once we found them we emptied the water out of our containers and proceeded to write our motivational sayings onto our containers.
  • Once the container’s are completed you are ready to start using them.  Note: Wiebke used permanent markers and I used the dry erase (I think the wet erase would have worked much better).

    THHB Bonus: Infused Fruit Ice Cube Recipe

    Supplies needed: Various fruits and herbs, ice cube tray, and water.Variety of fruit for ice cube trayPrepare your fruit and herbs by cutting and chopping them to the size of your ice cube tray.Fresh fruit and herbsAdd 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).Water filled ice cube trayPut into freezer until frozen through.  Enjoy!frozen fruit ice cube trayDisclaimer

    To watch more of our fun DIY videos check out our YouTube channel “TheHard Hat Belles” or click  The Hard Hat Belles to go directly there.  Once there like and subscribe to receive notifications of the latest video releases. Or simply subscribe here to see each of our videos within our blog stories. . . .  You’ll be getting two for the price of one!

    Please subscribe to our blog here or above.

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MAY YOUR DAY BE SPENT

INSPIRING HOPE

Bible Verse Proverbs 15:2

Love & Hugs,

Denine & Wiebke

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