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Water…. we ALL know we need more of this. All of us!
To me water is.. watery.. it’s boring. It tastes like nothing. I have really really been trying to increase my water intake but in order to do so, I needed to make it taste good. How can you make water taste good? Everyone has put lemon in their water at home.. but it doesn’t do much for me! These Fruit Flavored water recipes are sure to help you get your full water intake every day!
I decided to get my own creative juices going and come up with some of my own flavor combinations… not only has my water intake grown, my entire FAMILY drinks more water now! My girls love their flavored water and are very happy to have a glass of this instead of soda! These are NOT sweet drinks like lemonade, they just have a hint of flavors of the items you add!
Each morning I’ve been filling a drink dispenser similar to this one with lots of ice, my ingredients and water! We set it on the counter and everyone loves it! The top two favorites are the citrus kiss mixture and the strawberry basil! It’s great to play with your own combinations!
Below you fill find the directions for these fruit flavored water recipes:
- Citrus Kiss
- Mango Lime
- Rosemary Watermelon
- Mixed Berry
- Strawberry Basil
- Blueberry Mint
My next concoctions include blackberries, ginger, pineapple and oregano! I absolutely love this and the effects it has had on my family and I!
Note: The citrus peel (lemon) can become bitter if left too long. Once you are happy with the flavor of the Citrus Kiss water, you may like to remove the fruit.
Here are some items you’ll need for this recipe:
2 Cups of Fruit and 2 Sprigs of herbs (see below for options)
Ice & Water
2 quart pitcher
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- Place fruit and herbs in a large pitcher along with approximately 1 cup of water (no need to measure).
- Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, slightly crush the herbs & fruit according to directions below to release the flavors. You don’t want to completely crush the fruit but if it gets a little smooshed (I think that’s a new word) that’s ok!
- Add 3 cups of ice and fill the pitcher with water.
- Allow flavors to steep about 1-2 hours and enjoy!
•1 each lime & orange, ½ lemon, all sliced.
•Muddle all ingredients, fill with ice & water and chill.
•1 Large (or 2 small) Ripe Mangoes cubed, 1 lime sliced
•Muddle lime and ¼ of the mango slices. fill with ice & water. Add remaining mango chunks and chill.
•2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary, 2 Cups cubed watermelon
•Muddle Rosemary & ¼ cup of watermelon. Fill with ice & water. Add remaining watermelon and chill.
•2 cups fresh mixed berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
•Gently and very slightly muddle blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries. Add sliced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.
•2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, ½ cup fresh basil leaves
•Muddle Basil. Add siced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.
•2 Cups blueberries, 2 sprigs mint
•Muddle mint. Add Blueberries & very slightly muddle. Fill with ice & water and chill.