Make Your Own Vitamin Water!

Did you know that a bottle of Vitamin Water contains over EIGHT teaspoons of SUGAR per bottle?

May people like drinking flavored drinks and may think Vitamin Water is a healthier choice than soda – however, the bottled brand Vitaminwater, owned by Glacéau, a privately owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola company, is unhealthy – to say the least.

Make your OWN vitamin water at home! It’s delicious, refreshing, and way healthier.

There’s no need for sweeteners or chemicals. These waters are delicious and are a great alternative to lemonade or or other sweetened drinks. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to experiment.  Make sure you use filtered water and organic produce and herbs for these recipes.

 

Cucumber Water

  •  1 Qt of water
  • 2 Kirby cucumbers, sliced very thin
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • mint sprigs

 

Pineapple Water

  • 1 Qt water
  • ¼ pineapple, sliced into thin wedges
  • Mint sprigs

 

Melon Water

  • 1 Qt water
  • 2 c thin wedges of watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe
  • 1 lime, sliced very thin
  • Basil leaves (optional)

 

Watermelon Rosemary

  • 1 Qt water
  • 2 c watermelon, sliced
  • Rosemary sprigs

 

Berry Lime Water

  • 1 Qt water
  • 2 c raspberries or blackberries (or both!)
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • mint or sage sprigs

 

Citrus Water

  • 1 Qt water 1 or 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced

 

Preparation:

Place the ingredients in a glass jar or pitcher. Allow the mixture to sit, refrigerated, for at least 5 hours before serving. These waters are at their best within 24 hours, but will hold for about 2-3 days if covered and refrigerated

Each recipe makes 3-4 servings.

 

Eat Healthy and Thrive

www.eathealthyandthrive.com

 

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