This isn’t boring! I find myself drinking ice water in the summer instead of caffeinated drinks, or sodas loaded with sugars and artificial ingredients. We’re told to drink a gallon of water per day for our health, but, how? You’ll find the recipe below for my favorite. It makes getting enough water a day much easier! I tried six of my own creations with vegetables and herbs, fruits, extracts and spices, but the strawberry-lime was the best for me. Enjoy these other ideas I found at Hello Glow. You might want to give these ideas a try:
Orange Chai Spice: sliced oranges, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, allspice
Vanilla Basil Strawberry: vanilla bean (remove seeds first), handful fresh basil, 1 cup sliced strawberries
Fennel Pear: thinly sliced fennel bulb plus a few green fronds, thin slices ripe, but firm pear
Basil Melon: sliced or cubed melon, handful basil leaves
Ginger Lime: sliced fresh ginger, sliced limes
Blueberry Cucumber Basil: handful fresh blueberries, sliced cucumber, handful basil
Lemon Lavender: slices of lemon, a few teaspoons lavender (tie in cheesecloth)
Raspberry Rose: handful of raspberries, organic fresh rose petals
Mango Pineapple Mint: sliced of firm-ripe mango, slices of pineapple, handful fresh mint
Apple Cinnamon: slices green or red apple, a few cinnamon sticks.
Experiment with these types of ingredients:
Herbs: Rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, cilantro, parsley.
Spices: Cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fresh ginger, cloves, vanilla bean
Edible flowers: Rose, lavender, citrus blossoms, hibiscus, pansies, violets (or any that are 100% pesticide free)
Fruit: Berries (fresh or frozen), melon, tropical fruits, citrus, apples, pears
Vegetables: Cucumber, celery, fennel, carrots
Water: Filtered water is great, but if you don’t have a filtration system, tap water is fine too
- 12 Large Strawberries, trimmed, sliced
- 1 Lime, sliced into thin wedges
- Into a quart sized glass container, place ingredients.
- Fill with filtered water and refrigerate overnight, or, leave at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
- Serve over ice, or as desired.