Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Fruity Water"

So I live in a "dessert climate" and well, summer is officially here. It's hot. And we are feelin' it! So in effort to encourage myself AND remind myself to drink more water during the day, I set out a pitcher of water on the counter or in the fridge and add different "fruity flavors" to it daily to keep my water consumption fun, exciting, and well, consistant! My daughter then spottedthe pitcher and replied "Mom, I want some of that fruity water" hence fruity water was born and is now a staple in my house most days of the week... funny how everyone (including my husband) drinks more water when it's got a splash of flavor in it!

Different Ideas to slice up:
  • Strawberry, lemon mint (pictured above)
  • Orange, lemon, lime apple (pictured below)
  • Strawberry, blackberry, mint
  • Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple
  • Orange, Strawberry, lime
Of course the possibilities are endless, but those are the ones I have tried so far. I also do this when hosting a party, I add my slices of fruit to my water bowl for good looks and good flavor :)


Krissa said...

Have you tried cucumbers? Sounds weird, but did you ever eat at that Mondeo wraps place in SLO? They put cucumbers in their water and it's delish!

Coley said...

I HATE drinking plain water. In fact, I didn't drink much of it until I turned a new leaf and started eating healthy in January. I love this idea of adding fruit to your water. I am gonna have to give this a try! Lemon and strawberries sounds yum! Thanks for sharing!