Winter hydration is so important, but also can be so difficult due to colder weather. I know for me, when I feel really cold it can be hard to drink as much water as I like to. The truth is hydration is so important in improving your immune system, maintain body temperature (think: keeps you warmer in the winter), and even can help with reducing cravings.
There are two recipes I adore as a way of staying hydrating. They are the perfect natural source of electrolytes, and there are options for warm hydrating drinks in the cold, and the perfect post workout drink. Of course, you can always hydrate with warm water or herbal tea. These are just some fun new options to mix up your routine, or maybe even create a new one:
Warm Ayurvedic Hydrating Drink
1 slice of lemon
1 cup water
1-2 tsp honey
sprinkle of salt
Heat water to warm, not to boiling because that will kill the enzymes in the lemon. Squeeze in the lemon, stir in the honey, sprinkle in the salt and enjoy! This is a great option in the morning to get your metabolism going, and warm up your system. It can also be drank at any time of day.
Perfect Post Workout Water: Chia Fresca
1 tbsp chia seeds
16 ounces of water
slices of lemon, lime, or a mix of the two
1-2 tsp honey, optional
Chia seeds are full of protein and healthy fats. When you mix chia seeds with water, the gelatinous mixture can be so healing to your body. It’s so cleansing to drink, and also incredibly hydrating.
What is your favorite way to stay hydrated in colder weather? I’d love to hear in the comments below!