Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oh So Tasty: Fruit Flavored Waters

photo: Kat Robson

The dog days of summer are upon us and I'm doing anything I can to stay cool and hydrated.  During a recent spa visit, I enjoyed a cool glass of cucumber water. It was light, healthy, refreshing and - best of all - it was something I could re-create at home! Slice up about a 1/4 of a cucumber into a pitcher of water, let it chill in the 'fridge and enjoy. It doesn't get much easier than that! Another easy flavor is to do the same thing but with a slice of watermelon. My husband and 13 year old son have also expressed enthusiasm for this new alternative to boring 'ole water. I stumbled across a blog post from Kat Robson with recipes that are a bit more exotic. Her recipes for Minty Cucumber Lime, Strawberry-Lemon Basil, Watermelon Mint and Pineapple-Orange with Ginger have me intrigued.

Do you have a fruit-flavored water recipe that your family loves? I'd love to hear what you are making at home. Leave a comment below to share your recipe or tell me what you think of mine and Kat's!