Water sucks. It really, really sucks. And I’m not a big fan of Gatorade either. Water’s like that awful green-death-flavored NyQuil you have to choke down in order to get shut-eye when your brain cells are exploding, except it’s worse. Because it doesn’t taste like green death. Ugh. Being a retired personal trainer and having a degree in health obligates me to suck down the eight glasses a day, but I find that I will dehydrate myself rather than chug an ounce of the tasteless stuff. So, I’ve come up with some alternatives. (Disclaimer: nothing substitutes for clean, everything-free water)
Tea, coffee, soda and Sobe. Okay, so not the best of choices, but at least I’m not a shriveled mass of parched wrinkles yet. And, I get a lot of water from the salads I eat all the time. Wait. I DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY MYSELF! I am a free woman!! Anywho, one of my favorite beverages is herbal tea and juice. And one of my favorite combinations is peach and blueberry. Hence: Peach-Blueberry joo-ee. It’s capitalized because it’s special. It’s mommy told it so.
Makes 1 serving
1 cup water
1 Peach-flavored herbal tea bag (I like Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion)
1/4 cup Blueberry juice (I use Ocean Spray Diet)
1-2 teaspoons Honey, or sweetener of choice
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1. Steep the tea as per directions on the box
2. Add sweetener
3. Add juice
4. Drink as is (warm-ish), or chill for an hour. While you’re chillin’ , throw the joo-ee in the fridge.