Friday, April 16, 2010
A REFRESHING TAKE ON H20
Just about the only thing I drink anymore is water. But, sometimes...I want a little flavor. Yesterday, I decided that instead of drinking my water from the filter in the fridge, I would just fill up a pitcher with ice and filtered water because I go through it pretty quickly. And, it's just prettier that way. :0)
After I filled my pretty pitcher with water - I noticed I had 3 oranges left. "Hmmm....that might be nice floating in there." So, I sliced one up and tossed it in. Then, I remembered the lemon balm growing in my front flower bed. "Hmmm...that's lemony. That might be nice in there." So, I snipped some, washed it, crushed it in my hands a little to release the flavor, and in it went. I gave it a good stir and poured myself a cool, refreshing glass of good ol' H2O - with a kick.
The nice thing about it was that the longer it set, the more flavored it became. It tinted the water a pretty shade like Ginger Ale, too, after a while. When my pitcher was empty - I simply added more ice and water. I did this 2 or 3 times and it still flavored the water.
If you have a hard time drinking plain water - or if you just want a little something extra - you should give this refreshing twist on water a try. You may just find that if you have a pitcher of it waiting on you, you may drink more during the day.
This would be delicious with any citrus fruit - lemons, limes, tangerines... Lots of different types of herbs would be fabulous as well - mint, rosemary, lavender...
So, how do you take your water? Straight up? With a twist? Sparkling? Do you ever flavor it - and with what?