Episode 29 How to Make Flavor Infused Water

 In Dairy Free, Easy, General, Paleo, Podcast, Recipes

Flavored water is super easy to make and a fun drink for the summer.

Using filtered water make a big difference. I have a Reverse Osmosis system, but a Brita Pitcher works great.

What container do you want to use to make the water? Mason jars work well, or you can use an ice tea pitcher or a water infusing pitcher or water bottle.

Flavorings are super easy and there are lots of options. Some of my favorites are:

Mint Lime Mojito- made of mint leaves in lime juice

Orange- Sliced oranges are added to the water.

Lemon Ginger- Chop 2 inches of fresh ginger and add it to 1 gallon of water with large pieces of the lemon zest (use a vegetable peeler to get the very outer part of the lemon) Bring the water with the zest and ginger in a large saucepan to a boil and turn off the heat. Let the water cool to room temperature and add the juice of 1 lemon. Strain out the ginger and zest and chill.

Cucumber- add sliced cucumbers

Watermelon mint- Add chunks of watermelon and mint leaves.

Strawberry Basil- Cut off the green stem and cut the strawberry into several pieces. Add several chopped strawberries and a few fresh basil leaves.

You can make homemade “Gatorade” or electrolyte water by adding 1 teaspoon coarse Celtic Sea Salt and 2 teaspoons of honey to 1 quart of flavored water. It is best to use room temperature or warm water to help the salt and honey to dissolve, then you can chill it.

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