Lemon Mint Water and My Soma Carafe

I've been trying to drink a lot more water during this pregnancy so when Soma reached out about letting me try one of their gorgeous, modern water-filtering carafes, I jumped at the chance. I've been so nauseated my entire pregnancy that any funny taste in my water just about sets me over the edge (I guess I should just feel lucky that my other pregnancies have been really easy, right?). The idea of super-filtered, super clean water that didn't come from a plastic bottle sounded amazing to me.

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A few things I appreciated right away about my Soma: The filter works fast (unlike other water filter systems I've used in the past). Soma's bio-degradable filters are made from coconut shells and plant resin, so I never have any of those black charcoal flakes floating around in my water. Also, the beautiful shatter-resistant glass carafe keeps the water ice-cold, and looks gorgeous in my fridge and on my dinner table.

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Soma delivers a new filter to your door every 60 days, so you never have to remember to buy a new one. The filter has been third-party tested to reduce chlorine, lead, selenium and arsenic in water. It tastes amazingly crisp and clean. I LOVE this water on its own, but I'm working on kicking a diet soda habit, so sometimes I feel like drinking something with a little flavor added.

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Recently I've been making citrus mint ice cubes that make it easy to choose water over soda. The ice cubes are so simple to make and I love that I'm not cutting into a new lemon every time I want a little juice in my water. I use a hand-held juicer to juice a few lemons or limes and then add one mint leaf per cube.

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Lately I've been throwing in a little bit of fresh peach nectar too before pouring in my filtered water. It's SO good.

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I'm so in love with my Soma carafe and how I feel when I'm drinking more water - it's making the days of diet soda seem like a distant memory! ;) And here's some good news: the first 50 readers to use the code LGN15 will receive $15 off their first Soma order! I'm going to grab one or two more for holiday gifts.

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Thank you to Soma for sponsoring this post!