I love water..yes it’s my preferred daily drink. But recently when we all got sick I’m not sure why-but I was having problems staying hydrated. I think in part that my throat was killing me and I wanted something warm to soothe me in turn I was downing cups of tea. Also when I’m sick my taste buds well at least mine feel off- something I usually enjoy somehow taste different- make any sense? Well when I noticed my girls’ were not drinking their share I knew I had to act. I got this idea from Country Living magazine but thought I would put my spin on it to the satisfy my kiddos taste.
Here’s the idea- pick any fruit your family enjoys..we picked apple, grapefruit and oranges. Slice the fruit, place in a pitcher with a quart of water and chill for a hour and try to drink that day. The water gets the essence of the fruit and offers a little something different to your taste buds.
My girls’ thought it was amazing idea and enjoyed “something new”
Thier fav was the apple I also added lemon zest to this one.
My fav was the grapefruit…kinda sweet but just a little tart from the skin..lovely
Of course I couldn’t stop there and made ice cubes…
Lemon-grapefruit and strawberry cubes–juice your citrus and add zest or puree your fuit and fill in trays. Enjoy!!
I pretty much only drink water too and you are right, when you are sick, it doesn’t taste as good. I would like to try the fruit and water. I’ve had cucumber and lemon waters before, but this would be fun to try! Thanks!
This post has gorgeous photos (not that your photos aren’t generally beautiful–because they are). There’s just something very mouthwateringly yummy about these. Must be all the fruit. 🙂
Lovely food and drinks! I love that clover leaf!
This is a great idea — in a similar vein, I like to add a few thin slices of orange (or lemon, or lime) to a pitcher of water — it looks pretty and gives the water a little boost.
I bet strawberry slices would be good, too!
I’ve stuck lime wedges and cucumber slices in water for a refreshing touch, but I’ve never thought about doing it with apple! I’m going to try that soon!
When summertime gets here, I’ll be making fruit ice cubes…but I think I’ll put a stick in them for popsicles. Mmm…thanks for the ideas!
Joie de vivre says
Just this weekend added some lime slices to my water when it got a little boring. I totally think that tea counts for water too.
Absolutely gorgeous…the color are so vibrant and sure ready for the SPRING!
What a magnificent idea to flavor the water. (Better than spending an arm and a leg at the store for a bottle!) And those ice cubes are great.
These are so…pretty!
Debi (Table Talk) says
Reminds me of vacation in Hawaii…the lobby had pitchers full of tropical fruit infused ice water…ahh to be on vacation again.
LOVE the ice cube ideas. Apples in water? Sounds promising. I’ll have to give it a try.
lovely pictures – love the infused water but those ice cubes look delicious! So nice and refreshing – like a taste of summer
Una bellissima idea quella di bere acqua con pezzetti di frutta! Buona serata
Definitely like the fruit infused water. It’s tasty and refreshing without too much flavor and no added sugar. I also like a little cucumber infused water. They had it at a spa I went to; very refreshing!
I guess it is time for spring cleaning eh? I’m sure I have a bag or two to donate. Good for you for really digging deep into your closet and helping the women in need 🙂
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best says
The fruit water is a great idea! And I like your reminder to pass on professional clothes to other women.
What a delicious idea! Love the ice cubes too!
Simply Life says
What a great idea! I should really try that!
I love that idea! I am usually totally against buying bottled water with artificial fruit flavors and inflated price tags, but this on te other hand is 100% natural! I will try it as early as tomorrow and let you know if you’d like! Thanks!
Cooking Rookie says
Absolutely lovely. I saw this fruit water in Trader Joe’s last year and I was absolutely addicted all last summer. Thanks for reminding me – it really makes for a very refreshing drink. And with your presentation it also looks beautiful :-).
And I love the idea of making these flavored ice cubed!
Chiot's Run says
I love drinking water, but lately I’ve been thinking I could add extra vitamins & minerals to my day if I drank more teas, especially herbal ones. So at night before bed I’ve been making tea with chamomile, ginger & mint, it’s heavenly. The chamomile & mint are from the garden, ginger isn’t (maybe someday). I’m hoping to up the herbs in the garden and experiment with more herbal tonics to stimulate health.
I do love some lemon in my water and tea as well.
You know, I used to do that with water and it was so nice. Thanks for reminding me, as I actually had the same ‘hydration problem’-too much hot tea! I am going to try the grapefruit-there are so many trees with fruit on them in my hollow right now!
Kurious Kitteh says
I do the flavoured water thing with lime, didn’t register that it would work with other fruits! Very cool! Also, your ice cubes are brilliant! Lemon-grapefruit sounds soo good.
& that’s great that you were able to help out by donating. I have a big pile of stuff for donating, but I somehow never get around to it =(. Must schedule in a day for it!
5 Star Foodie says
Awesome idea for the fruit flavored water and ice cubes!
Devaki @ weavethousandflavors says
Hi! LOVE the new pics & the new format & look of the blog.
Your flavored water & ice cubes is absolutely fantabulous!
What treat for the senses!
ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors