Friday, August 03, 2012

DIY Flavored Water - Batch 1

I have been drinking lots of water this year. More than I ever have my whole life! I've been using the flavored packets thought to accomplish this. I'm not a huge fan of plain, flavorless water. Now I'd be quite stupid if I thought that these packets are super healthy...because they have to have dye in them. Probably preservatives too. So what better way to get rid of that than actually having naturally flavored water?

I tried out one of The Yummy Life's suggested flavors, Raspberry Lime, but I think I may have done something wrong because it tasted like lime rind. Even after a bunch of honey was added into it. I loved the strawberry lemon and strawberry basil!

What you need:
  • Mason jars
  • Ice
  • Filtered Water
  • Honey (optional for sweetening)
Raspberry Lime:
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 lime, wedged
Strawberry Basil:
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Fresh basil leaves, bruised
Strawberry Lemon:
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 lemon, wedged
Place your fruit, fruit/herb into the bottom of a mason jar.

Slightly mush (technical term here, people) down to release flavors.
Fill with ice.

Fill with water.

Refrigerate for an hour.
Sweeten with honey to taste, if desired.
Keeps up to 3 days.

Idea from The Yummy Life

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Bri said...

Ohh, I need to do this for the girls! They are not to found of water either, maybe this they would like!

Thanks love! :)

Discovery Street said...

water is the only thing that doesnt give me heartburn...i must try this! :)