This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StopSpills #OnTheGoWithContigoI’ve been slowly trying to change my lifestyle, over the last few months, to be more health conscious. I wouldn’t say I was living a gluttonous, over indulgent life but as you get older, your body doesn’t act the way it did when you were young. It’s dumb. For me, I need to go at this with baby steps, or I’ll just get too overwhelmed and go eat a bag of potato chips. I know how important water is to our body function so I thought increasing my daily water intake would be an easy place to start. Boy was I wrong. Trying to drink as much water as “they” recommend is like a full-time job. I had such a hard time with it! I decided I needed to find a way to make drinking water more fun. Who knew that freezing fruit would provide a delicious way to stay hydrated even when you’re on the go!
Many people suggest drinking 8, 8-oz. glasses of water each day, while the Mayo Clinic recommends 9 glasses. That means in order to stay hydrated like you are supposed to, you pretty much need to have water with you at all times. I picked up this Contigo AUTOSEAL® Chill Bottle on a recent Target trip. This bottle SO convenient. Not only does it keep water cold for up to 28 hours, it also doesn’t spill or leak! The AUTOSEAL® technology ensures that you’ll stay hydrated and everything else will stay dry. Being a mom means there are many messes to clean up. And I absolutely do not want to have to deal with cleaning up after a water bottle spill. These are so great for busy moms! At 24 ounces, the Contigo bottle is 3 cups of water, so this is a great way to keep track of how much water you are drinking each day, even if you aren’t leaving the house! But after a while, water can be so BORING! I needed a way to make it a little more exciting and flavorful. I also needed something to do with the citrus in my house. I always keep lemons and limes on hand for cooking and drinks. But every time my son asks me to get mandarin oranges, he never finishes them! This trick is great for, not only making your water a little more fun, but also for using up your fruit before it goes bad. This whole process took me just a few minutes. I grabbed my cutting board and sliced up my fruit.
I laid the fruit out on a cookie sheet, covered with parchment paper, and then popped it in the freezer for a few hours. When the slices were fully frozen, I moved them to a freezer bag and they were ready to grab and go! These frozen fruit slices, along with the Thermalock™ Vacuum Insulation of the Contigo bottle, will help to keep your water cool, without using ice. While I really enjoy drinking ice-cold water, the temperature really does make a difference in how much you drink. I found that I drink way more water when it isn’t super cold. When I add fruit to my Contigo bottle, the flavor will be subtle at first and as the day goes on, it will get a little more intense. It’s up to you to decide how much fruit to put in and which combo you like together. Because you froze the slices ahead of time, adding some to your water bottle before you head out the door takes no time at all. These bottles were not designed for pulpy beverages, so you’ll want to skip putting actual fruit juice in your bottle. And when I get home, I like to clean out the bottle right away and not let the fruit slices break down. (While you need to hand wash the bottle itself, the cap can be cleaned in the top shelf of the dishwasher!).
This water bottle makes it super easy to stay hydrated on the go! It has a small handle which makes carrying it, along with all the other things you shlep around, simple. The spout is covered when not in use which means it keeps away dirt and germs. And it is easy to drink out of, one-handed, with just the push of a button. This is great for us multi-taskers!
Find the Contigo AUTOSEAL® Chill Bottle in the housewares section of your Target store.
These Contigo water bottles are available at Target for a limited time offer of $19.99! Plus, Target has 3 exclusive colors that you can only find there! I had to go with the Matte Black with Iced Aqua because it is so sleek-looking, but I also loved the Stainless Steel with Monaco and the Very Berry options. All Contigo products are BPA free so they fit right in with my plan to live a more healthy life. Do you want to increase your daily water intake? Contigo makes it easier!
What tricks do you have for drinking more water? How do you stay hydrated on the go??
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