I’ve been trying to find ways to get the kids (who am I kidding – and myself) to drink more water. I admit I just don’t care for the taste. But I’ve found that I can use my Brita Water Filter and some fruits and vegetables to create delicious infused water recipes that save me money and are green and clean.
Here’s some things you might want to have on hand but you don’t HAVE to.
For the kids who like some fizz to their water I first use the Brita Water Filter pitcher and then do carbonation with the Soda Stream.
But you don’t have to do all that, though I do recommend at least filtering the water and not going straight with tap just to get the best water taste you can.
Next slice 1/2 cucumber, 1 whole lemon and 1 whole lime.
Gently wash off fresh mint leaves (available in your produce section).
I like to use the Fruit and Vegetable Wash available at Whole Foods. It’s less expensive than buying organic and gets rid of many of the chemicals I worry about being on the fruits and vegetables.
Tear up or finely chop the mint leaves. I like to tear them – you can see one whole leaf floating in the top of the water.
Place a lid (which I didn’t so you could see inside) and let infuse for about 6 or more hours to get the fullest flavor.
Now why do this?
1) It’s healthier with fresh fruits and vegetables.
2) It’s cheaper than bottled waters.
3) It’s green – I can use my refillable water bottles and have a lot less waste.
4) These ingredients not only encourage us to drink water but also have some really great detoxification and cleansing properties, avoiding some long time trips to the ladies room (okay yeah I still pretend I need more time in there just so I can read a few pages of a book but that’s beside the point).
What are some other ideas you have for infusing your water? I’m thinking cantaloupe and cucumber next. Wish I could find a good way to do peaches or oranges.
Here’s some of the items mentioned in my recipe: