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La Condesa Mexican restaurant. Austin, TX

La Condesa Mexican restaurant. Austin, TX

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Just recently we have been on the search for the best substitute for fruit juices and carbonated drinks .There are many options for what to drink, but without a doubt, water is the best choice.

Drinking an adequate amount of water is sort of acquired taste and not many  people are really up to drinking a gallon of water every day. The general rule of thumb is that you need to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily. So, if you weigh 100 lbs., you need to drink at least  50 oz. of water each day.

However today our choice of drink  is not water  but vitamin water, recently we bumped into this post and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Below are the recipes and directions of  ZSJ’s five signature colour-free, sugar-free and bpa plastic free alkaline vitamin waters.  Enjoy these combinations or get inspired to make your own!!

It simple, cheap and easy way to get your vitamins in a delicious and hydrating way.

*Note, these combinations still have major healing benefits even if you do not have the powdered forms of vitamins as the fruit, vegetable and herb ingredients alone have incredible healing power

You may opt to add in a sweetener of your choice.


Recovery
This vitamin water is ideal for recovery post-workout or after a large bout of physical activity. Blackberries and Cherries aid in replenishing oxygen in the blood while pomegranate and glutamine help to restore and repair muscle tissue damage.

Ingredients:
1/2 Pomegranate Seeds
1/2 Cup Blackberries
1 Cup Cherries (pitted)
5ml Glutamine Powder
Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
750ml – 1 litre Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice)
Directions:
1. Muddle blackberries, cherries and pomegranate in a small bowl and add to a large 1 litre glass or mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir
2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours



C*Power
This vitamin water gives you a boost of anti-viral and anti-inflammatory vitamin C. With natural citrus fruits and camu camu powder, c*power
is ideal for boosting your immunity after an illness or just keeping your body empowered. This is an excellent combination for weight loss.

Ingredients:
1/2 Grapefruit + 1/2 Freshly squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1/2 Lemon (thinly)
1/2 Lime (thinly sliced)
1/2 Valencia Orange (thinly sliced)
5-7 Kumquats (halved)
2g Camu Camu Powder
Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
750ml – 1 litre Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice)
Directions: 
1. Juice grapefruit and add to a large 1 litre glass or mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir
2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours


Stressless
This is my favourite combination, the blend of watermelon and rosemary is divine.  This vitamin water is ideal for helping you balance stress on a mental and physiological level.  With the addition of B vitamins, hydrating watermelon and calming rosemary this combination is best used during times of stress or intensity.


Ingredients:
2 Cups Watermelon (thinly sliced or cubed)
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Sprigs Rosemary
1g Vitamin B Complex Powder
5 drops Valarian Root Extract (optional)
Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
750ml – 1 litre Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice)
Directions: 
1. Muddle strawberries and rosemary in a small bowl and add to a large 1 litre glass or mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir
2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours


Digest It
Excellent for aiding in digestion and stimulating the colon and digestive tract.  With the combination of pineapple’s digestive enzymes, soothing, cooling mint and warming ginger, stimulating lemongrass, immunizing lychee and probiotics this water will aid in internal balance.
Ingredients:
1 Cup Pineapple (sliced or cubed)
5-7 Sprigs Fresh Mint
3″ Ginger (sliced or cubed)
2-4 Lychees (pitted, sliced)
1″ Fresh or 1 Tbsp Dried Lemongrass
1g Scoop Probiotics, or 1 Tbsp Kefir (optional)
Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
750ml – 1 litre Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice)
Directions: 
1. Muddle lychees, ginger and mint in a small bowl and add to a large 1 litre glass or mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir
2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours
Detox
Purify your blood and body with this awesome vitamin water!  Detox is ideal for the morning after a night out or when you are cleansing.  Created with hydrating coconut water, and fresh cucumber, nutrient rich coconut meat, detoxifying milk thistle and anti-oxidant loaded raspberries and blueberries, this combination will cleanse your body from the inside out.


Ingredients:
1 Cup Fresh Young Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut Meat
1/4 Cucumber (sliced)
1/2 Cup Raspberries
1/2 Cup Blueberries
5-10 Drops Milk Thistle Extract
Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
750ml – 1 litre Filtered Alkaline Water (or Purified water + 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice)
Directions: 
1. Muddle blueberries and raspberries in a small bowl and add to a large 1 litre glass or mason jar, add remaining ingredients and stir
2. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours

This man should have just let the woman pray…

What?! INSSANE

What?! INSSANE