I’m pretty sure most Canadians are born with maple syrup in their veins. I typically find a way to eat something maple every day and now I get to consider it part of my healthy hydration regimen.
If you’re like me and you struggle to get eight glasses of water down every day, well throw the word “maple” in front of that and say no more… down the hatch by noon! I’m not going to lie, the first time I tried Maple Water, my excitement was high, I thought the maple taste was going to be as strong as syrup – not the case. It did take a few tries to wrap my sap-filled brain around the fact that it’s actually water in a pure form with a very mild maple flavour.
Maple water is the sap that runs naturally from mature maple trees before it is boiled down and reduced to maple syrup. Sap runs deep in Ontario and some of the most recognized brands of maple water come from our province. The nutritional benefits of this “superfood” are even more exciting than the prospect of getting your hydration from flavoured water. Maple Water boasts many nutrients, like potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and vitamin B. These nutrients help to rejuvenate the body by balancing electrolytes, they support energy metabolism, and aid in muscle recovery and general maintenance of healthy bones.
All of this excitement from being able to drink “water” right out of a tree in my backyard got me wondering what else I can do with this nourishing drink. The key is to keep it simple after all, it’s the nourishment that you want to capitalize on. What better way to wake up your senses than with a warm cup of tea made from maple water, lavender and mint?