Today, I’m sharing a little idea with you to help with your hydration resolutions! I was given this idea by my in-laws to make water taste better and to help me drink more water. While this isn’t exactly a recipe, consider it to be guidelines to make your own tasty beverages.
Pitcher (I use a 2 quart pitcher)
Knife and Cutting Board (if necessary)
Cucumber (Feel free to use your favorite variety!)
To begin, I cut a cucumber into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick. Sometimes I peel the cucumber and sometimes I don’t, it completely depends on what I feel like doing. Once the cucumber is sliced, I place it in my pitcher. Once all the cucumber has been put in the pitcher, I fill the pitcher to the top with drinking water. To balance the flavor of the cucumber, I usually add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar to the pitcher and then stir well. After the sugar has dissolved, I place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let it sit for 6-24 hours before drinking the cucumber flavored water.
Don’t feel like you have to limit your self to cucumbers! Try using berries, citrus, other fruits and even herbs to give water a refreshing taste without being cloyingly sweet or calorie intense. What would you add to your pitcher of water? I’d love to hear what you would use!