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.

2 comments:

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!