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Old 08-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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
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Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!

Celestial Seasonings sweet raspberry zinger tea, iced. OMG.
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Celestial Seasonings sweet raspberry zinger tea, iced. OMG.
have you tried the peach one?!! its so yummmmmy.

THIS link has some really creative ideas for infused water.
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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.

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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.
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Re: Tired of drinking water-BORING!

Chamomile tea, iced is also very good!
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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.
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