As a reminder, two articles ago I wrote this article about sweetened beverages: Watch Your Water: Just Because It’s Clear Doesn’t Mean It’s Healthy! I promised that I would share some good flavored water recipes that you can make yourself. They’re better for you AND it saves you money. Double Bonus!! Here you go:
Simple Flavored Water
- Choose your flavor – cucumber, peach, orange, lemon, lime, strawberry
- Cut fruit or vegetable into slices
- Add to pitcher of water and let soak overnight.
That’s it! You have your own flavored water to enjoy. No artificial ingredients, no added sugars and almost no cost! I think you’ll find it is quite tasty. Plus, you can eat the fruit or vegetable when you’re done for an extra “vitamin boost”.
Another option for unsweetened beverages is to make your own iced tea. Yes- the kind that doesn’t have sugar in it!
Are you wondering “Why bother drinking tea?” and “Why would you want to make your own?” Check out my articles on tea here: