I've seen the pictures several times now circulating the internet, of "homemade" vitamin waters, so I thought I would give them a try. I wasn't sure on the combos I wanted to create so I went to the grocery store and filled up a basket of organic fruits and veggies. I decided to go all organic on this one to avoid any excess pesticide seepage into my soon to be drinking water. Once I got home I sorted through my loot and came up with 5 combos. I placed them in order of favorites;
1) Watermelon, raspberry, lime, cucumber and parsley
2) Blueberry, strawberry, kiwi, pineapple and lime
3) Carrot, ginger, blackberry, orange and maple
4) Cantaloupe, blueberry, grapefruit, parsley and lemon
5) Honeydew, pineapple, cucumber, raspberry and lime
I tried each one today after letting them infuse in the fridge overnight in pure water and I have to say...I love them!!! They are so refreshing and I feel healthier just looking at all the pretty natural colors I'm drinking. After I drank each one I was in sort of a dilemma of what to do with all the remaining fruit. Of course I could have just eaten them, but that would be way too easy, so what I did was...I added an organic green tea bag to each and topped each jar back up with boiled water and then put them all back in the fridge for iced tea. One of them I saved and drank as hot tea and boy it did not disappoint. This time though, after heating the fruits and veggies up they were much softer so I'm going to save them and add them to my smoothie tomorrow morning. I highly recommend this healthy and colorful addition to your plain water and who knows maybe you too will be able to get all 8 of your daily recommended glasses.
Best wishes in health and wholeness!
Tanya is a whole foods chef and business owner of a whole foods catering service - Artisan Food Co. She is currently completing holistic nutrition and is an advocate for whole body living.