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!

Wassail. A perfect treat on a cold day.

I’m a little late with this post….I said it would be Tuesday, oh well. Last week, I had a rough bout with sinuses and coughing, and I wanted something hot to drink. Well, this time of year is perfect for wassail. My husband bought some cran-pomegranate juice to mask the nasty propolis I took to get rid of my cough.(Propolis requires a separate post.)

Anyway, this is a super easy crockpot recipe, and…it’s amazing! I actually can’t believe I came up with this! Do be aware that even though there is no sugar added, the ingredients naturally contain sugar, so there is, well, sugar in this recipe. But it’s ok to have as a treat and is definitely not as high-calorie as many of the wassail recipes out there!

Whistlin’ Wassail
4 c. no sugar added apple juice
4 c. no sugar added cran-pom juice
1 can mandarin oranges with no syrup.
6 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. ground cloves

Place all ingredients together in a crockpot on high for 2 hours. Enjoy! Oh, and by the way this made my house smell wonderful!!! 🙂

Let me know what you think!