There are a million and one water infusion recipes out there now. They are easy, refreshing and a great way to use up the clippings from you herb garden as well as the fruit that’s on it’s way out in your crisper. I’ve been trying to create and consume a new flavored water at least 4 or 5 times a week.
Miles helps me with the smashing of the fruit and herbs, adding the water and of course the licking of the spoon. He asks me each day if we can “have an infusion”. It makes me happy to get him involved with the whole process and he ends up drinking more water. It’s a big win in my book.
In case you are not aware of the water infusion trend, all you need is:
A large pitcher
Any combination of herbs and/or fruit that sounds good to you
A big smashing spoon
Ice or a pitcher with a built in ice core
If you are using fresh herbs, tear each leaf in half before dropping it into the pitcher. Slice up the fruit and add to the pitcher. Smash the herbs and fruit with the large spoon, releasing all the yummy flavors. Add cold water and ice. Stir. Lick the spoon. Let the infusion sit for an hour or so in the fridge. Drink all day.
- Infused “Spa” Water (theraysofsunshine.wordpress.com)
- Three Ways to Upgrade Boring Water (docakilah.wordpress.com)
- DIY Naturally flavored water with fresh fruit and/or herbs (f00dventures.wordpress.com)
- Garden flavored water (gardenatschool.wordpress.com)