Sometimes the most simple things really are the best. And for some reason they’re overlooked because of their simplicity…like flavoured water. I know you’ve likely seen many recipes for flavoured waters, but have you made one? I often drink water with just a lemon slice, but the addition of different fruits and some fresh mint takes this simple & quenching drink to the next level. And I love this mixture because my kids love it. I don’t even have to promote it or encourage them to drink it because they just want to. All the fruit and ice in this flavoured water makes them want to keep refilling their glasses…and to a momma who’s always telling my kids to drink more water…this is a very good thing.
Flavoured waters are especially great for hot summer days when everyone wants to reach for sugary drinks…I guarantee, if you leave a jug of flavoured water out on the counter, and easily accessible, it will disappear, cup by cup.
So fill a glass and feel good that you did!
This is the combo/recipe we loved…for me, the mint made this drink ah-mazing! And the cucumber…my kids and husband didn’t love the addition of that so much, but I thought it was good. Have fun with the flavours, and add your favourite fruits or fresh herbs…like watermelon, thyme, apples, blueberries, grapes…the possibilities are truly endless, and so delicious!
- 1 fresh lemon, sliced
- 1 fresh lime, sliced
- 1 fresh orange, sliced
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- ½ medium cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup fresh mint
- ice cubes
- Slice all of the fruit ahead and set aside.
- Fill a glass jar with ice, about halfway full, then top with water.
- Stir in the fresh fruit and mint.
- Serve & enjoy!
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Note: flavoured waters are always best enjoyed on the day they are made, as the fruit is fresh and can be eaten – just scoop some into your glass. I will keep our flavoured water in the fridge for one more day, but that’s about all it’s good for. But chances are, your jug will be gone before you know it!
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Now for even more summer drink inspiration! Myself and 6 other fabulous bloggers we teamed up to bring you some deeeeelicious drink recipes! There’s something here for everyone! Drink up the deliciousness!
From left to right, they are:
Sweet Tart Martini by Suburble
Pink Grapefruit and Apricot Martini by Craftberry Bush
Basil Cucumber Mojito by Satori Design For Living
The Classic Caesar by Fynes Designs
Frozen Strawberry Cocktails by Clean and Scentsible
Basil Watermelon Lemonade by Echoes of Laughter
Easy and Delicious Flavoured Waters by me