I came up with this yummy spring fling concoction…grapefruit water, with blood oranges, and mint leaves. Some say fruit infused water is detox water. I say it’s sipping water with fruit dancing around with all the chunks of ice. Sure, you could drink this solely and call it a detox. But, let’s get hydrated. The fruit slowly infuses out into the water adding a hint of sweetness to the mixture. What do you say? Detox water or infused water.
Every spa I have worked at usually puts fruit in the water for an esthetic appeal. Guests love fruit in their water. The pitcher looks pretty, the water is cold, and the fruit is colorful. I was pondering after my ‘hello spring’ post of a light cleanse I could do this weekend. I am not in the mood to do a serious cleanse where I only drink juice for three days. I am in the mood for something easy and light. Hence, I chose grapefruit soaked water.
“I am a grateful…grapefruit!” -Bjork
I also added a blood orange because it looked very appealing at the grocery store. Some mint leaves to throw off my taste buds. And, going back to the esthetic appeal. The green looks springy in my water. Plus, the mint worked as expected, tastes great in the water.
The best thing about this water is cutting up the fruit and smelling the citrus aromas, the mint is yummy as well. Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants which fights free radicals. High in lycopene and fights cancer cells. The aroma of grapefruit increases dopamine levels in the brain which makes us feel happy, cheery, sweet. Perfect way to reenergize this first week of spring.
Grab your favorite pitcher fill it half way with ice. Cut up the grapefruit and blood oranges in half, don’t forget to take a deep breathe. Inhale the sweetness & exhale breathing sweet. 😉 Then, slice a couple of citrus wheels. Cut the wheels in four pieces like a pie. I only used 1/2 of a grapefruit & 1/2 of a blood orange. Place in the pitcher. Pinch off some mint leaves toss those in for added bonus. Fill with purified water. Place in fridge. Wait about a half hour to allow the infusion process to dance on. Fill up a tall glass of water & enjoy your grapefruit infused spring fling water concoction. Cheers!
Spring is here. The birds are singing. Wildlife is active. Flowers are peaking through the desolate winter’s earth. The sunshine is stretching his rays through this chilly Wisconsin morning. I start my day with a mile walk with our pup, Winston. He is not really a puppy any more. He is one year & 2 months. Exactly, a year ago Andy and I picked up this sweet boy. Our walk is brisk, with a slight chill, normal for Wisconsin March. Winston’s snout notices the spring ground, sniffing for scraps. Spring is in his step. Robins are everywhere searching for breakfast. Squirrels recovering fall’s hidden treasures. The earth is muddy and brown, regrowth is happening.
“Spring, is nature’s way of saying…Let’s Party!” -Robin Williams
Spring, where the days become longer. A positive hope for warmer weather ahead. We spring clean, spring detox. Make life lighter, shedding our winter coat. Finding our own regrowth. Our inner spring step.
What do you do when spring is in the air?
I usually have plans to clean, detox, set some regrowth myself, on life ahead. Spring came all too fast for me. I still have yet to do a deep cleaning, hopefully soon. I do have four months of spring, right? To de-clutter, detox and cleanse the air. I enjoy clearing my closet every spring, storing my winter clothes…a fickle Wisconsin spring is quite hard to let go of those cozy sweaters though. What are your spring goals?
here are some of mine:
do a thorough deep cleaning, get rid of the old
organize my closet (my goal is to have a capsule closet) this has been my goal for 3 years now…still a work in progress. Very challenging. Very funny.
be more creative
do a 3 day juice cleanse
more evening walks
oh, and have I mentioned triathlon training? Eeeek!
Can’t wait to hear what is in your spring step. Happy spring to everyone. Let me know your spring rituals. Add some advice on how you spring clean your home, your body, & your soul. Enjoy!