|Water infused with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and lemon. This pitcher went with me to work today ????|
Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. I have in fact posted something on my blog that is…well…water. Good old H20….. agua.
I meant to post this in June when it got really hot here but I forgot. I noticed that unless I put out a glass of ice water for my kids when we are home that they never drink water. I mean, they do when we are eating or at restaurants but they do not get it on their own. What do they drink then, you ask? They don’t. It wasn’t until I started keeping track of their water intake that I noticed they they take in very little actual water. I know they get some through foods, etc. But I want them to want to drink water. I admit it. This refreshing drink can get boring. The key is to make it unusual. Good, but different.
I started every day setting out a tall pitcher on a towel on the kitchen counter..Sometimes I added mint leaves and raspberries. Other days just lemon or orange slices. If I was really being adventurous I added mixed berries ????
This thing is…it worked! Even my non-berry lover slurped down my concoctions. We took in more water in 2 months of being home thank we ever have! We all felt better, my skin felt less dry, my son’s constant thirst was sated and we found a new refreshing beverage! I am now taking along a pitcher of this to work every day. I talk all day and I am always thirsty so this really hits the spot!
What I have is a 2 quart pitcher. I fill half of it with ice cubes. Then I add my chosen fruit, mint, citrus…whatever. I will use 1 whole lemon or orange , 1/2 C mint leaves (washed), or 1 pint of sliced strawberries or whole berries. I will use a wooden spoon to muddle it a bit. I like to see the little flecks of fruit in my glass! Then I fill to the top with water. As the day goes on I do add more water. By the end of the day it is less potent but we have enjoyed it all day and by the end there is not much fruit left! It was close and at the ready for my kids to refill their own glasses and they liked trying to get a little fruit in each glass !
So, like I said, this is not a recipe. Just a little tip gleaned through my own experience here at home. Make it look attractive and they will try it ????