Scrumptious Saturday: Flavored Water recipe

So the New Year is here, and if you’re like me, you’ve realized that there’s some small things you’d like to tweak in your health regimen. One of those things that I’m greatly lacking in is drinking water. I definitely don’t drink enough water, but desperately need to. For Micah’s birthday, he got this great infusion pitcher, (his mom got it at Marshall’s)which allows us to put fresh berries and herbs in our water. I love this method. I feel refreshed drinking infusion water, especially with raspberries.
Here’s one of my favorite combinations:
1/3 cucumber
1 sm. can mandarin oranges rinsed
2 teabags green tea.
1 teabag mint tea

This is a great tummy soother after all of those holiday treats, and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and rehydrated. With all the colds and viruses going around, that’s important to staying well. Enjoy!

How to Have a Healthy St. Patty’s Day

Hi There!
As you all are aware, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I was thinking this morning, since Micah and I try to be healthy, and avoid gluten, this holiday could be a challenge, but I gave some thought, and realized that this should be the easiest holiday to celebrate! It’s all about green! (And please, forget about those cookies with the green sprinkles, can’t we be a little more creative?) There are so many healthy options out there that are healthy and green.
-take a Clean Green tray to your office/school party filled with green fruits and veggies.
Kiwis, spinach, cucumbers, bell peppers, honeydew, pistachios, wasabi peas, edamame, sugar snap peas, bean sprouts, celery, white raisins, avocado/guacamole, salsa verde, artichokes, green beans, broccoli, green onions…and many more
-make an all green salad…these are really full of flavor, and antioxidants
-get out and walk (in green grass)
-get up and dance to irish folk music
-wear green to a group fitness class

-do a simple leg workout, such as 40  squats, bridges, or lunges or standing kickbacks and leg raises
-drink green tea
-if you must dine out, ask for a box as soon as your food is delivered, and box up half of the portion. this will decrease your calorie intake
-everything in moderation, if you’re going to have a beer. drink a low calorie, and that’s it.
Maybe my St. Patrick’s Day won’t be so unhealthy after all!

Have fun and be safe!

Yours in fitness!
Julie