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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Delicious Fruit Infused Water

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Here it is the last few days of July - some of the hottest days of the year here - as in most areas of the country.  With the hot temps and high humidity, I find I nearly melt down into my shoes when I go outside.  Working on any projects that require me to be outside is totally out of the question.  I also find that these days tend to make me feel quite lazy and laid back so basically doing any projects just isn't in the stars right now.  So, today instead of a project I thought I would share a nice refreshing cool treat that has become my go to for these hot summer days - Delicious Fruit Infused Water.

Vintage, Paint and more... making a delicious cool drink with water, strawberries, blueberries and lemons


I gave up soda a long time ago and I have never been a fruit juice drinker - too sweet for me.  I love sweet tea but I am also trying to keep my refined sugar intake at a minimum and do not use sugar substitutes if possible.  So with all those self-imposed restrictions that leaves very little for me to drink except coffee (which I will never give up) and water. I don't know about you but after a while, water can become quite blah and basically tasteless.  So I had to find a way to step it up a bit and make it a refreshing tasty drink to satisfy my thirst and keep me hydrated. I have tried many of the flavored waters on the market but haven't found one to my liking.  Either they have an after taste or they are filled with chemicals and sugars that I don't want to ingest.  So I set out to make something that would work for me.  

Vintage, Paint and more... water infused with strawberries, blueberries and lemons for a healthy summer drink

I had seen several types of fruit infused waters and thought they looked so refreshing so I decided to make my own.  Basically, you can use any combination of fruits and or vegetables and herbs you like. I decided to use strawberries, blueberries and a lemon to make mine.  It's so simple and takes just minutes to make.  

Vintage, Paint and more... use strawberries, blueberries and lemons to make a healthy summer drink

To make this little party in a glass like mine all you need is one strawberry - sliced, 5-6 blueberries and a slice of lemon halved.  I fill my glass or mason jar with ice and water first. ( You can use tap water or bottled water - it's whatever you prefer.)  Then I cut the end of the lemon off and squeeze the juice into my glass, stirring it a bit.  Next, I add the sliced strawberry, the blueberries, and the lemons. You don't have to use this combination - think oranges slices along with lemon and a bit of mint.  Or watermelon, strawberries and a bit of basil.  Sliced oranges with pineapple, mmmm.  Strawberries and pomegranate.  There's really an endless list of combinations you can use - it's all a matter of what you like.  

Vintage, Paint and more... water infused with delicouse strawberries, blueberries and lemon for a summer drink treat

When you get the combination you love just add a pretty little straw to your mason jar and wallah - you have a nice cool, refreshing glass of water that is also tasty and healthy for you.  I have found you can refill your glass with water once and then the fruit may need to be refreshed to keep the flavor. What combo would you choose to use?

What have you been doing to keep cool on these long summer days?  


Until next time keep cool and have fun creating what you love.

 
Vintage, Paint and more... water infused with strawberries, blueberries and lemons for a delicious, cool summer drink



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6 comments:

  1. I must admit I also find plain water a bit "bleh" Cathy so I love your idea of infusing it with fruit. I'm really keen to try it with some pomegranates and maybe a dash of lime

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  2. I love fruit-infused water, and need to remember to do it more often!

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  3. I love fruit infused water so yummy with a sweet fruity taste. So much better for you than pop and delicious as well
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  4. I do love fruit infused water, but love my soda as well! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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  5. This looks so yummy and refreshing! Especially on a hot day!

    Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipe with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

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  6. Thank you for sharing! Your fruit infused water looks so good.
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