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CMamma 08-14-2012 08:26 AM

Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
Anyone have any great ways to flavor your water? Or a drink that is healthy, sugar free (some fruits are ok like berries, green apples) & not store bought? And preferably dairy free.

I really enjoy making our food myself, so recipes or suggestions would be great!

Here is one that I tried last night & turned out good.

Fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx 2 large lemons)
Fresh squeezed lime juice (approx 1 lime)
Bag frozen strawberries
Water
1/2 cup fresh mint

I put it all in a blender & then drank it :) Nice "slushy" on a warm summer eve. I'm sure it would be great with just chilled water too!

Hungry Caterpillar 08-14-2012 09:10 AM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
slices of cucumber, with or without mint.

http://athome.kimvallee.com/2009/01/...-water-citrus/

The LA Times had something a few months ago where they had like 15 recipes and I can't find it - I know I ripped it out. Many were with herbs and were really lovely. If I can find it I will come back to post.

CMamma 08-15-2012 03:16 PM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
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Originally Posted by Hungry Caterpillar (Post 15542146)
slices of cucumber, with or without mint.

http://athome.kimvallee.com/2009/01/...-water-citrus/

The LA Times had something a few months ago where they had like 15 recipes and I can't find it - I know I ripped it out. Many were with herbs and were really lovely. If I can find it I will come back to post.

I'll have to try that - thanks! :)

And I sure do hope you find that recipe list!

AlexsMom2011 08-15-2012 10:41 PM

I like iced Tazo passion tea with lemon juice & Splenda :). It's mostly a copy of the Starbucks drink, but tasty none the less and you don't have to add sugar or ss and it's still good :)

Erinne 08-15-2012 10:52 PM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
Celestial Seasonings sweet raspberry zinger tea, iced. OMG.

Mama*Kim 08-17-2012 09:27 PM

When I was pregnant with DS1, I got really dehydrated. My doctor made me swear that drink 3qts a day which was pure torture for some reason. I've never been that bad about drinking water, but I just hated it at that point.

I bought a gallon size pitcher and filled it to 3 qts every morning. I sliced up some kind of fruit at threw it in for flavor. Berries were great, oranges and limes were nice too. Just having some kind of flavor made it so much easier to drink.

Typos courtesy of my "smart" phone.

CMamma 08-18-2012 08:42 AM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mama*Kim (Post 15559247)
When I was pregnant with DS1, I got really dehydrated. My doctor made me swear that drink 3qts a day which was pure torture for some reason. I've never been that bad about drinking water, but I just hated it at that point.

I bought a gallon size pitcher and filled it to 3 qts every morning. I sliced up some kind of fruit at threw it in for flavor. Berries were great, oranges and limes were nice too. Just having some kind of flavor made it so much easier to drink.

Typos courtesy of my "smart" phone.

Such a great idea - THANKS :) That might help if I have it out & see what I have to drink.

I recently read that keeping a shotglass by the kitchen sink is a good idea & you should drink a shot of water each time you pass by.

rumblepurr 08-18-2012 08:49 AM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
Chamomile tea, iced is also very good!

Leocaligirl 08-20-2012 09:05 PM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
I flavor my water all the time. Here are some of my favorites.
Lemon & mint
Cucumber & mint
Lemon, lime & orange
Strawberry
Strawberry & lemon
Peach
Lemon & raspberry

Also fruit teas.

And my FAVORITE is flavored water kefir. It does use sugar but the kefir grains eat most of it. I do a second fermentation and flavor it. It is sooooooo yummy and good for you.

cdeweese 08-20-2012 09:28 PM

Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!
 
I live in TX and they sell Aguas Frescas (fresh water) everywhere :) SO good on a hot day (and cheap to make). Here are some recipes :D

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1581140.html


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