Making Water

Over the past few months that I have been working.  I’ve spent well over $100 on juice to carry with my lunch.  There is no reasonable explanation for this.  I love those Naked, Bolt House Farms and Everfresh drinks.  They range in price from .99 to $2.99.  So, when you look at the equation for this problem 2(whatever juice I’m drinking) x 5(12)= too much damn money.  I DO NOT like spending money frivolously.  My initial resolution was to just drink water.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the tap water around Detroit (we’ve been given the good quality standing by the government), even though we tend to say it’s the BEST WATER in the world.  I don’t have any issues with drinking water but I did want to try this “infused water” that my co-worker was hauling in to work everyday in a Mason jar.  I signed in to Pinterest, my new addiction, and found a few recipes to experiment with in the kitchen.  In true form, I found enough maybe even more.  I’ll give you the instructions on how to make water.  Here goes… I know I should have put this on my Beau Miss Lifestyle page but I don’t want any of you to miss it.  Besides, I really haven’t been paying much attention to that site.  There might be a resurrection soon.  So stay tuned here and let’s move on to the water making.

Things you’ll need: Mason jar, fresh fruits/herbs, wooden mixing spoon, ice.  That’s it and I guess I should have mentioned that much-needed water.  So after you choose the fruit/herb combination you’d like to flavor the water with, cut the fruit up and place it in the Mason jar.  Then take the wooden spoon and mash the fruit a little.  This is just to get the flavor out.  Now, place the ice into the jar on top of the fruit.  Add water to the mixture and secure the lid on top of the jar.  This part wasn’t in the instructions but I shook the fruit and ice around before I place it in the refrigerator.  You can drink it at this point but it is recommended to let it infuse for 24 hours.

Here are a few other pictures of the other waters I created.  This is a very simple project and great for families.  My son got involved and made a few.  I’m still letting my water infuse, so I have to come back with the review on the taste.  In the meantime, I just wanted to share another thing I’ve decided to do differently in my life.

Try them out if you’re interested or are having trouble getting the daily recommended amounts of water.  🙂 a little while, you’ll feel better.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Infused water really helps me to get my daily water allowance in. I recently purchased some sparkling water(zero calories) and added it in with my fruit and it gave me that feeling of drinking pop without all the calories.

    1. That sounds like a good alternative for the remorseful soda drinkers… Nice tip!!! I found out you gotta take them rinds off that citrus!!!! My fave was the blackberry mint an all the ones with the raspberry & strawberry!!!

      1. The rind doesn’t taste to good once it soaks in that water. LOL at remorseful soda drinker, sometimes you just need that fizz lol

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