Okay so it’s confession time…I really love to drink pop. Obviously I know it isn’t the healthiest option but for some reason it is still my favorite. As I am trying to move my family to more real food I have been trying to drink less pop. I don’t buy it for home but if I go out to eat I usually order it. I like drinking water but for some reason if pop is available that is what I choose. Recently, when I was at the chiropractor I noticed she had a water dispenser with fruit in the middle. My son loved it and after a little research on the web I found that there are lots of varieties to choose from.
I ran across a blog that makes these fruit infused water in mason jars and she had a lot of great combinations. You could also purchase a pitcher like this one if you wanted to make a bigger batch. I found an inexpensive pitcher at Target for $7.99 so I use that for lemon water and make the other flavor combos in the mason jars. The best part is it is getting me to drink more water and my son loves it as much as he does juice.
Here are some flavor combos that I have tried:
– Raspberry & Lemon
– Raspberry & Lime
– Peach & fresh mint
– Raspberry & Peach
The possibilities are endless. I have used both fresh and frozen fruit and they both worked great. Obviously, I will use more frozen fruit when there aren’t as many fresh fruits in season. I have also tried this with tea. Place tea bags in with the water and fruit. I usually make the water as I use it up so there is always a flavor ready to go. Add more fruit to make the water more concentrated and then mix with plain water. You will have to adjust based on your taste preferences.
What is your favorite beverage?
Fruit Infused Water
- 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit
- fresh herbs such as: mint, basil, rosemary, lavender