Flavored Waters

flavored watersI brought flavored waters for our MOPS spa day this week. Most people are familiar with lemon flavored water. It’s fairly common at nice restaurants.  But how about cucumber water? Or strawberry-blackberry water?

Adding fresh fruits and herbs to regular water is a great way to add pizzazz to your party. The fresh sliced fruits are beautiful, especially when served in glass pitchers with plenty of ice. It’s also an inexpensive (depending on what you use) and low calorie beverage option for everyday.

Some flavors to consider:

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Fresh ginger
  • Blueberry
  • Cucumber (sounds odd, but is very refreshing!)
  • Fresh mint leaves

Or mix it up by combining flavors

  • Mango & kiwi
  • Fresh pineapple & coconut
  • Lime & mint
  • Mixed berry – strawberry, blackberry & blueberry

Adding fresh fruits to your water enhances the flavor and fun. This is a great way to help increase your daily water intake- something many of us need to work on. It’s a much healthier option than drinking soda or fruit juices. And you don’t have to make a full pitcher–you can add a little diced fruit to a glass of water, add a straw and ice!