Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Turn your H2O into H2Ohhhhhhh!!!

You know you need to drink more water, yet you just can't stand the taste of it. Or maybe you are just getting a little bored with water each day and you just want a little variety. Here are some ways you can turn a boring glass of H2O, into something you will actually look forward to having added to your day!

Almost everyone has heard of adding certain fruits to your water to help flavor it. There is your standby lemon, or even the popular cucumber water. But what if you want something more? I have experimented with this all month, and have come up with some great ways to spice up water!

Citrus Blend
Not just lemons, but adding oranges and lime. Mmmmmmm....tangy.
What I did was take one small lime, one small lemon and one large orange. I sliced the middle of the fruits thinly, and added that to a pitcher. I saved the ends of each of the fruits and juiced them by hand. I added the little bit of juice to the pitcher. Now add cold water, place in your refrigerator and in a couple of hours you will have a refreshing citrus water! Not only does this water taste good, but it looks great as a centerpiece for your table. =)

Strawberry Ginger
I tried just strawberries at first, but felt it needed something more. I added just a bit of ginger and that made all the difference in this flavored drink.
Slice up 3-4 small strawberries and place in a glass. Mash it up either with a fork, or better yet, a muddler. Now add a pinch of freshly grated ginger. Remember, a little ginger goes a long way. Add ice cold water, mix, and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil
A different twist of flavor.
Slice up 3-4 small strawberries and place in a glass. Chop up some fresh basil and add to the glass. Now muddle it all together. Add ice cold water, mix, and enjoy!

Minty Fresh
Try growing your own mint, and this can be a great way to save money too!
Chop up fresh mint leaves, and add to ice cold water. That's it. This one is very simple. =)

So now you have a few recipes that you can enjoy. Be adventurous and tell us what you have tried to flavor your water. Which one is your favorite?