This month I decided I’ve got to get my water intake in check. All signs are indicating that I’m not drinking enough water. My hair and scalp are very dry. So dry, in fact, that I had major hair breakage that required me to cut several inches off. A visit to the dermatologist helped me get scalp medication too. Not to be outdone – my eczema is having a family reunion on my arms. So I started the August Hydration challenge and even created a fun champagne mocktail recipe to keep it interesting. Would you like to join me?
August Hydration Challenge
In order to get at least 64 ounces of water into my system each day I’ve committed to drinking
– large glass of water at wake-up
– two (2) large glasses of water before lunch
– large glass of water with lunch
– two (2) large glasses of water before dinner
– fruity, refreshing non-alcoholic drink with dinner
– large glass of water at bedtime (I hate waking up to pee, but oh well)
Sparkling Green Tea Lemonade Champagne Mocktail
I’m not ashamed to say about twice a week I enjoy a glass of wine once A.J. is in bed and while I’m watching one of my favorite TV shows. I didn’t want to feel cheated, but I also wanted to up my water intake in the evening so I created this Sparkling Green Tea Lemonade Champagne Mocktail.
I headed to the beverage section of my neighborhood Kroger store to purchase a 12 pack of lemon flavor Vintage Sparkling Water ($3.99) to add the bubbly to the champagne mocktail, along with my favorite green tea lemonade. I already had fresh clementines at home for garnish, so I knew I was stocked and ready. Here’s the recipe:
– 1/2 can of lemon Vintage Sparking Water
– 1/2 cup of green tea lemonade
– natural syrup like Agave nectar
– lemon or orange garnish
Combine, shake and enjoy! It was super simple to make and refreshing. I enjoyed mine on our patio in the evening after a long evening of hovering over my laptop writing content.
Vintage Sparkling Water comes in six flavors: Cucumber Melon, Lime, Lemon, Original, Pink Grapefruit, and Coconut. Download a Vintage Sparkling Water coupon, then find it in Kroger and King Soopers stores near you. There’s even a Facebook Sweepstakes promotion where you can win $500 and a one year supply of vintage for sharing your own recipe. Good luck!
Talk back to me in the comments!
Are you joining my August hydration challenge? How do you stay hydrated? What’s your mocktail idea to create with Vintage Sparkling Water?
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I’m so glad that you addressing the fact that dry skin starts within (ha! That rhymed). And that mock tail sounds divine!
I have not heard of Vintage before. I will have to check them out the next time I am at Kroger.
As for summer hydration – it’s so important! I am running 11 miles tomorrow and this post just reminded me to go get water so I am plenty hydrated!
Looks tasty! I want to try the coconut flavor too!
I’m up for a hydration challenge – especially breastfeeding, i need more water than I realize! I love green tea lemonade, especially with raspberries.
This mocktail looks so refreshing, YUM! I’ve never tried coconut sparkling water, I didn’t even know it existed. I can’t wait to try it
Now this is a lot of water! I drink water all the time so I probably do this anyway, but I should challenge myself. Your recipe sounds delicious too!
Interesting concept and a great way for me to get my intake of water in I drink reg water with lime now so I think I will stick to that one.
I’ll take the challenge with you. I’m clearly struggling in the water department as well. Good to know I’m not alone.
I have fell off of my water intake you’ve reminded me that I need to get back on track. This is my first time hearing about Vintage Sparkling Water. It sounds delicious!
Love this! I will give your tips a try. My goal is to drink a 100oz for 100 days and see the health benefits.
I guess I’ve been on the hydration challenge without realizing. I have been trying to get more water in, and have been drinking lots of water to make sure I stay hydrated, especially during this hot summer. So I’m definitely in for this water challenge!
That mocktail looks amazing and I think it would be perfect after a long day at work. I have been drinking more water, I even bought a water bottle to save some money instead of using disposable bottles/
I haven’t heard of Vintage before. Sounds like something new and tasty to try. Who doesn’t love a refreshing mocktail!
Great Challenge. I need to work on my water intake.
This is great because I really need to increase my water intake! Thanks for sharing what looks like a yummy recipe Joyce 🙂
i love this challenge! This will help me a lot. Great tips!
I would love to try this water. I need to stay hydrated as well. I’ve never heard of this brand but excited to give it a try.
Oh yes the the almighty mocktail said every nursing mom ever! This looks great. I’m due for a Kroger run so I will definitely check these out. And will give the recipe a try too.
I don’t think we have this brand in Chicago but I love a good mocktail and kudos on the hydration challenge, I try to always chug a glass of lemon water when I rise in the morning but I definitely need to upgrade my consumption during the rest of the day.
I’m a green tea addict, so i’ll have to check this out. Drinking some right now.