How to make your own fresh flavored water

Are you taking the weekly challenge of drinking more water?  Then these recipes will help you out!

Ready for a yummy way to drink more water?  I gave you a quick little version before the New Year, but I had enough questions on it that I though I’d better expand!  If you have trouble drinking enough water every day, or if you need to encourage your kids to drink more water, fix a pitcher of flavored water and serve it with dinner – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much more you drink and how much your family enjoys the little (and I do mean little – less than five minutes) extra effort.

Citrus Water

Slice one lemon and one lime.  Add to a gallon of fresh water.  Serve over ice.

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Cucumber Water

Slice 1/2 an organic cucumber.  Add to a gallon of fresh water.  Serve over ice.

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Orange Water

Slice one orange.  Add to a gallon of fresh water.  Serve over ice.

Berry Water

Rinse 1 cup mixture of blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries (raspberries are especially good).  Mash them up a bit with a spoon.  Add to a gallon of fresh water.  Serve over ice.

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A few tips when making flavored waters:

  • Clean your produce well – the peel of the fruit goes into the water, so suffice it to say it should be clean.
  • Use organic fruits and veggies when possible.
  • Want to mix things up?  Instead of fresh water, add carbonated water – it makes for a fun, fizzy change of pace.
  • Add a few leaves of fresh mint to any of the above waters – this is very refreshing in the summer!

Try a few of these this week and then create your own combos!  If you come up with something especially yummy, I’d love for you to share it in the comments!

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to make dinner at home more often?  To save money?  To eat better?  If you answered yes to any of these, then you need to check out my menu planning made easy e-course.  It will help you make those resolutions a resounding success!

Shared on The Mommy Club,  Works for Me Wednesday Real Food Wednesday

 

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