Monday, May 5, 2014

Water Recipes That Make A Splash

The benefits of drinking water are well documented. Water regulates your body’s temperature, and carries nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. The recommendation to replace coffee, soda and sugary drinks with refreshing, pure water should come as no surprise, but putting that into practice can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some great water recipes to give this classic beverage a new twist:

Squeeze It Add a squeeze of lemon, a slice of cucumber or fresh strawberries to your glass. The extra splash of flavor is refreshing on a hot summer day. Try these individually or in combination:
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cucumber
  • Peach
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Cherry
  • Blackberry
  • Cranberry

Upgrade your glass. Just because you’re drinking water doesn’t mean you need to settle for the regular glassware. Mix it up by sipping pure water from a wine or cocktail glass.

Very Berry Plan ahead and drop some raspberries into your ice cube tray prior to placing it in the freezer. The ice cubes are lovely to look at and turn into yummy treat as they melt.

Herb-it Up. Add one or two fresh-picked mint leaves, lavender, thyme or basil. Strawberry-basil is an especially tasty combination. Tip: cut or crush up the leaves to release the flavor.

Accessorize! Make drinking water fun for the whole family by adding a silly straw or mini-umbrella. 

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