Friday, February 1, 2013

Flavored water... WIN!

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I used to drink tons of water... And I mean TONS of water. Somehow, I've gotten off track. Diet coke is my vice these days and I know how awful it is for me. So I am trying reeeeeeeallllly hard to slow down. I found this recipe for "sassy water" on Pinterest. There are a couple of variations, one uses ginger in addition to the other ingredients, some call for rosemary instead of the mint. Here's the variation I like best... It's just a cucumber, a lemon, and a handful of mint leaves. Slice the lemon and cucumber and toss it in with the mint leaves in about 2 or 3 liters of water. Let it steep for around 8 hours and start drinking! Here's the link to the site where I found the recipe! It is also pinned on my "Nature's Cures" board!

It is delicious! You'll want to make sure you dump the fruits and herbs about every 48 hours as the mint can begin to mold, which is not awesome.

I got pretty excited about this idea so I came up with my own little blend! I used sliced strawberries, blackberries, lime, and just a hint of mint. It is delish!! A bit tart from the berries and lime and very refreshing due to the mint! I would take a pic of my masterpiece but, um, my sd card seems to have taken a hike. So, while I am waiting for it to reappear (it will, we have a ghost in this house that moves things. I just know it!) I am borrowing pics from google and what I can snap that doesn't look horrific on my iPhone.

Alrighty, everyone head to the produce section and grab fun ingredients for your flavored water! Let me know what you think of it and what you create in your kitchen!


  1. I LOVE spa water. I use cucumber and cantaloupe usually. Or even just sliced lemons and lime. Mmmm.

  2. Oooh, that sounds really good with the berries!!! I'll have to try that. I can't do lime anymore because of allergies, but I do like lemon. I have to go get me some veggies now!!!