Monday, 28 May 2012

Infused Water

If you are like me, drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day is a chore and usually doesn't happen. With the hot summer weather finally here, staying hydrated is even more important. So what to do?

I have started using a large drink dispenser and filling it with regular tap water, ice and an assortment of fruit. Now I find myself filling my glass regularly. 

I bought the acrylic drink dispenser  at Costco last year. At $19.99 it was a great buy. ( Even better this year at $17.99.) Last weekend I filled it with lemon slices and strawberries - very refreshing! And I just keeping adding water throughout the weekend. 

This weekend I had some pineapple left over in the fridge. To add some extra flavour, I puréed some of the pineapple and added the rest in pieces. 

 I love the pretty yellow colour of this blend. 

So now I am thinking about all of the things I can add - cucumber ribbons with mint, lavender and lemon, lime and basil, any combination of fruit. The possibilities are endless so have fun with it and stay cool and hydrated this summer.


Anonymous said...

What do you do with the leftover fruit? I made some with orange, but I don't want to just throw the orange away.

Laurie Loves... said...

I add the fruit to the water. It adds to the flavour and looks nice too!