In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making fruit waters lately. Drank hot tea all winter, and now I’m in the mood for something else. But I don’t want the same thing all the time. I want different flavors. So I am experimenting.
My latest concoction is below. It turned out to be a very tasty experiment. It also packs quite the nutritional punch. The lemon adds vitamin C and folate, as does the lime. The addition of a kiwi fruit upped those nutrients, while adding others such as vitamins K and E, fiber, potassium, and more. Cucumber gave the water a dose of vitamin B1, as well as magnesium and biotin, among other important nutrients. And strawberries enabled me to add, among other things, vitamin B6 and omega-3 fats. Quite the healthy dose of nutrients, all told.
3 or 4 strawberries
5-8 slices cucumber
- Slice the fruit, placing the slices into the pitcher. Add the cucumber.
- Fill pitcher half way with ice, then add water until full.
- Keep in the refrigerator.
- Play around with the types of fruit you add. Mix things up a bit.
- My friend Rose tells me that she crushes the fruit to add to the flavor impact.
- If you prefer a little sweetness, add honey.
- Serve this vitamin water as a stand-alone beverage, or as an accompaniment to any meal.
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