Hey there! How is everyone doing? Cannot believe tomorrow is the last day of July. Soon it will be August. To me August means back to school; I am ready but also not ready to go back.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your favorite summer drinks to stay hydrated? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
The number 1 item on my list is water. Thankfully I am on summer break and can drink as much water as I want to. During the school year is when I struggle. Well, drinking water isn’t the hard part, it is finding someone to watch my classroom while I run to the bathroom. Luckily the bathroom isn’t too far from my room but I either have to call the office or ask my coworker.
Something else that I am enjoying is hibiscus tea. I drink mine cold and it is delicious. My sister brings the flowers from Mexico and I make it several times a week. Some benefits of drinking hibiscus tea are that it may lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, and also lower cholesterol level. A friend of mine also mentioned it is good for the swelling in my feet. Not sure how accurate all of these reports are, but I drink it anyway because I like the flavor of it and it gives me a break from drinking just plain water. <
I fill a pot with water (I think the one I have is 8 cups) and add 1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flower. I let it boil and then let it steep. Once it cools down, I then pour it in a plastic pitcher. This pitcher usually lasts me a few days and then I make more. You can also add honey or sugar to sweeten it but I prefer to drink it without it.
I don’t drink milk but do add it to my cereal or when making a smoothie. A few years ago I switched to almond milk because cow milk would leave me bloated. No bueno. A couple of months ago I purchased almond milk chocolate milk and liked it a lot. Sometimes I use it to make a smoothie or I add it to my coffee instead of coffee creamer.
While it maybe not be the best way to stay hydrated, sometimes I like to have a beer or wine. 🙂 A nice and cold beer with a burger is so refreshing after a race or a run. Oh and I like apple martinis too!
Beer or wine? Both? Have you tried hibiscus tea?