Three Infused Water Recipes + Giveaway with Aladdin
Happy Friday, friends! The weeks just keep coming at us faster and faster, and now we are in the midst of our biggest hustle yet as we finalize all of the designs for our fall collection, Gnomes + Toadstools, and begin creating stock for the Country Living Fair. We made a couple of announcements on social media, but never formally stated on the blog that we will be selling our products in Atlanta, Georgia on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd... so we are now!! You can see all of our upcoming events here. We are so excited, honored, and awestruck at the amazing opportunities we have been blessed enough to be apart of within this past year. We started up Under A Tin Roof in November 2015, and it's already grown so much more than we thought possible. Thank you all so much for being so gracious and kind to us! With that thought in mind, who is ready for a fun giveaway?
This past weekend, I decided that it was time to start treating my body right. Not that I treated it wrongly before, but as the wear and tear of new motherhood blossomed upon me, I lost track of my diet, or my lifestyle, as I think fits better here. When I would make Tad's meals, I would spend less time on my own, figuring that if I could get food to him faster, that I would survive eating the leftovers or something that I could easily pop in the microwave. I began to love takeout more than anything else, which is difficult to come by in Kalona - ha! Well, my outside started to reflect what I was putting inside my body. I already wrote this week about herbal teas and products for healthy skin, which is one of the major reasons I decided it was time to make a change. The most important reason, however, is clarity, sanity, happiness, and overall well being. Good food makes good feelings makes good people.
You'll be happy to know that I've partnered up with Aladdin to bring you three amazing infused water recipes and giveaway three Flip to Sip Cold Infusion Tumblers plus one of our new reusable market bags! Infused water is a great way to kickstart yourself into a healthy lifestyle without feeling like you're making such a big change. Packed full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, infused water can help ward off diseases (diabetes, obesity, cold, flu, heart disease, and cancer), slow the aging process, reduce wrinkles, boost your metabolism, maintain a healthy body weight, aid in digestion, get rid of toxins, and satisfy your sweet tooth among other things. It is a much healthier alternative to store bought vitamin waters, energy drinks, sodas and flavored waters!
Strawberry + Cucumber + Lemon
This is a perfectly fruity way to start! Not only is this drink sweet and refreshing, it's filled with antioxidants. Lemon water is known for its metabolism boosting qualities, being one of the most popular additions to a morning routine. Try adding basil for some more depth of flavors. If you are looking for something more unusual try swapping out the lemon for lime!
Grapefruit + Rosemary
This was definitely an interesting flavor combination, but I loved it! I am not a huge fan of grapefruit, unless it has a lot of sugar, but infused in water was the perfect solution. The addition of rosemary gave it an earthy flavor, yet helped to ease the sourness of the grapefruit, making it just the right combo for me to enjoy! I really love earthy flavors, so this worked wonders for me. If you are more on the fruity and sweet side, try swapping the rosemary for cucumber and orange slices!
Blackberry + Orange + Mint
This combo was full of flavor!! Make sure you use an orange as opposed to clementines because you really want all of the juices to ooze out of the skin for maximum flavor. I also used frozen blackberries, which was nice because I didn't have to fill up on ice. If you're wanting something with more herbal tastes, try orange slices and some fresh cilantro!
Thanks so much for reading! These recipes were so much fun to experiment with and will be beloved combinations for a long time to come. My water infuser has been such a lifesaver. Not only is it functional and cute, but it works perfectly for my on-the-go mama life!!! Which leads me to the best part - the giveaway! If you'd like to win a Flip to Sip Cold Infusion Tumbler of your own along with one of our new market bags, head on over to our Instagram (@underatinroof) to learn how to enter!! We will be giving away five of these, which means more chances to win! Can't wait to see you there (:
This post was partnered with Aladdin PMI.