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Friday
Aug172012

Flavored Water Three Ways

I love soda. Whenever I travel I try whatever sodas I can find. Melon soda in Vietnam? Why of course! Guaraná soda in Brazil? Absolutely delicious! If a drink is sugary and carbonated it's for me.

Unfortunately, drinking a lot of soda isn't the healthiest and I decided that I should try to cut down a little bit on my several soda a day habit.

I know that I should replace at least some of my soda intake with water but unfortunately plain water doesn't really do much for me. In an attempt to get more water into my life I've been trying out different homemade flavored waters. With my herb garden outside the sky is the limit for experimenting with different combinations.

I've made infusions with strawberry and mint, cucumber and watermelon and sage. All you need to do is cut up your ingredients, place them in a bottle of water and let the fruit and herbs steep for at least and hour.

I can't say that I still don't crave my soda, but the flavored waters are a tastier alternative to plain water for me. So far the strawberry and mint is my favorite.

Do you like flavored waters? What combinations are your favorite?

Reader Comments (3)

I had the same problem with Diet Coke. I gave it up for Lent this year and had to figure out what to drink instead of Diet Coke all the time. I decided that I really liked diet green tea (citrus flavor) by Lipton. I am not a big fan of flavored water. I make sun tea, too and then water it down.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathy f

I have never been much of a pop (soda) drinker but I know I need more water in my diet. I have been using lots of lemon & limes in my water which is ok so I think I will give your strawberry & mint a try along with the cucumber one. Your photos are sellers of the idea & product.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

Kathy- That green tea citrus sounds tasty. I may have to try it!

Mary-Lou- Thank you so much!

August 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

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