how to make your own vitamin water

I remember when Vitamin Water first came out and it was all the rage. I admit, I was a sucker for it, too. But slowly the craze ended, and who would have thought that the natural stuff called water would win in the end?! It doesn't have any fancy names like our former friend, but it always does what it needs to do - hydrate! It just seems silly to drink Vitamin Water and feel you're actually doing your body a favour. So, it got me thinking...why not make my own Vitamin Water, but with nature's ingredients!

You're gonna want to grab a pitcher! Any will do. Is it sad (or awesome) to say that buying this glass pitcher a month ago was entirely for this purpose?!

 
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Next, you're going to add the following to it (i.e.: what you see above - I went with the raspberry-mint-lime flavour combo):

  • 8 cups water

  • 8-10 slices of lime

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

  • 10-12 mint leaves

(You can also add some sweetener if it taste too bitter to you! I loved it just the way it was though.)

Let it sit in the fridge (to mingle!) overnight. The next morning, it should look something like this:

 
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It's so refreshing, not too overpowering and just fun to look at. Getting nibbles of raspberries isn't bad either ;).

 
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And, don't just stop at one flavour - try experimenting with other combos. The possibilities are endless!

  • Use other fruits: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, watermelon

  • Make a citrus refresher: lemon, lime, grapefruit

  • Use other herbs: basil, rosemary, thyme

  • Spritz it up: use soda water in place of regular water

There really is no right or wrong way to make your own vitamin water as long as you're throwing items into your water that are full of vitamins. Now doesn't that make more sense for the meaning behind the name?!

Personally, I think this beats the stuff in a bottle, and plus, you can tailor it to what you have on hand or flavour combos you're interested to try out. There's no added sugar if you don't want it! And it won't cost you much at all to make 8 cups of the stuff. Win. Win. Win.

Give it a try and let me know how you find it for yourself!!

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What flavour combos are YOU interested to try?!

Favourite drink at the moment?