Cheers to 2017! (Boost Your Water)

Chlorophyll

 

The new year is in full effect! 2017 is all about bettering ourselves. Staying true to yourself and your values, but constantly evolving to become the best version of YOU possible. I think it’s important to remember this as the days go by. We are all different! No one person is like the other and that is simply a beautiful thing. I believe as human beings it’s important for us to blaze our own paths set our own goals all while supporting each other along the way. Everyone can win, everyone can thrive and we can do so while lifting each other up and being a support system for one another.

I feel the best way to go about supporting each other in an easy way is by sharing tips and tricks we find along the way. That being said I am here to share a couple of ways to “boost your water!” One of my resolutions this year is to simply drink more water. Water is vital to our health. It sets the foundation for anything “health and fitness” and I feel like it is constantly my down fall when it comes to trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Over the past couple of months I’ve stumbled across a couple of ways to make drinking my water a bit more fun. Not only is it fun but the couple of tips I’ve found also make the water more beneficial to our bodies than simply hydrating it! My husband is now hooked on them as well! Okay, so here goes nothing. DRINK UP!!

1. CHLOROPHYLL

This is the method I’ve been using the longest!

This algae based pigment comes in drop form. I simply place about 15 drops into my water and drink! The green color is quite intimidating but the benefits are unmatched. Chlorophyll is great for for cleansing your system, curbing your appetite, its a super antioxidant and get this… Reduces body odors. WIN,WIN,WIN. The drops I purchase are from Whole Foods. Since taking chlorophyll I have found myself to have less fatigue and no crash mid day. Try it and let me know what you think.

Find out more about Chlorophyll HERE.

2. OREGANO OIL 

Oregano oil is just that, oil produced from oregano. It offers a ton of benefits from natural cold remedy to weight loss supplement. It also contains Vitamins C and E, Magnesium and Zinc. If that’s not enough to make you want to try it… It also aids in digestion. You can take this oil directly in a capsule or place a few drops in water.

Check out more info HERE.

 3. INFUSE– HERBS, CITRUS, FRUIT & VEGGIES

This is the easiest and most delicious way to develop a higher water intake. Simply take your favorite citrus, herbs, fruits or veggies and INFUSE your water! These days they even make special water containers that are specifically made to aid in infusing water. Like the one found HERE. This gives you the opportunity and freedom to play around with flavor combinations all while keeping your health integrity.

My favorite combination is lemon, cucumber and mint! The lemon acts as a natural detox while the mint and cucumber add freshness!

 

Okay guys that’s all for now. HAPPY DRINKING!

XO- AYESHA 

 

*Please note I am not a dietitian and the opinions stated above are based on my own experience and opinion.

 

 

FITNESS FRIDAY: Easy Caprese (and video update)

Hi Guys !

I hope you all enjoyed your week! Here is a super simple caprese salad recipe that i’ve been making and eating all week long! So easy and so delicious! I also wanted to update you all by video this week about my/our fitness journey. Please share yours in the comments below. Enjoy the weekend!

Easy Caprese Salad 

Ingredients

6 -8 small fresh mozzarella balls

8-10 Cherry tomatoes

salt and pepper to taste

3 Leaves of fresh Basil (chopped)

A Drizzle of Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Directions 

Comine all of the ingredients into a bowl, drizzle with balsamic and enjoy! It’s really that simple, I love it. Be sure to use aged balsamic as it has a thicker and sweeter consistency.

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New Series Coming Soon

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you guys know that i’ll be starting “Fitness Fridays” next week! As a new young mom it’s sometimes hard to find time to work out and eat right. I figured we could all go on the journey to being fit together and be each others support! I’ll post weekly what workouts i’ve done,  and what healthy alternatives i’ve picked throughout the week. It should be a fun and rewarding ride! Be sure to comment below and let me know what you’d like to see more of on “Fitness Fridays”.