Saturday, 22 March 2014

Make your own homemade vitamin water - 9 recipes

 
 
 What are the benefits:
  • To encourage you and your family to stay hydrated.
  • To give taste to the water and try to avoid using chemicals that are sold on the market.  
  • To benefit from the antioxidants found in fruits and herbs used in these recipes.
  • To reduce consumption of sugary drinks such as soft drinks or fruit juices and decrease your sugar intake and total calories in your day and have a better control of your health and your weight.
9 recipes for homemade vitamin water
 
1) Lemon & cucumber: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) Strawberry & Lime: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
 
3) Blackberry & Sage: Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content. Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
 
4) Citrus mix: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange. You can also add lime and mandarins if desired. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) Watermelon & Rosemary: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving. 
 
6) Ginger & tea: In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down. Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving. We sometimes add a slice of lemon too.

7) Pineapple & Mint: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8) Apple & cinnamon: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
 9) Raspberry & Lime: Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 15 raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving. Above is a photo before we added the lime and mint!
 
Enjoy the freshest drink around!
Lady Creativity

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I love using these recipes. Thanks

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