Sassy Flavored Waters
No cooking required. Anyone can make flavored waters. All you need is a two quart pitcher, filtered water, fruit, vegetables and herbs for infusing, a refrigerator, and a couple of hours to marry the flavors. Your flavored water is ready.
Q: Why drink flavored water?
A: Flavored water is healthy and fun.
It’s no surprise that we need to meet our personal fluid requirements, which are influenced by body size and perspiration. We need fluids to maintain the body’s fluid balance and for proper digestion, joint lubrication, to flush the kidneys, and more.
It’s unwise to take fluids in the form of sugary soft drinks because of their empty calories and artificial ingredients. People are also concerned about the price of bottled drinks and the environmental impact of the containers.
Water is truly the best choice. If only water was more inspiring...
In the Calorie Count Forums, people talk about Sassy Water. Sassy Water is a flavor-infused water created by the staff at Prevention Magazine as part of their Flat Belly Diet. Sassy Water, which you made, tastes zippier than plain water and Prevention says that the ingredient ginger aids digestion and cucumber is a slight diuretic. Furthermore, the act of making the water is an affirmative self-care action - plus you're drinking water!
But Sassy Water is not the only flavored water in the cookbook. The healthful ingredients are there to be combined. Cool Waters: 50 Refreshing, Healthy Homemade Thirst-Quenchers by Brian Preston-Campbell is a great source of water recipes. He draws from pineapple, pomegranate, peaches, and more - don’t forget the flavored ice cubes!
Recipes for Flavored Water
Since flavored waters have a negligible count of calories and nutrients, these recipes are not linked to the Calorie Count Recipes database. To your health!
Sassy Water (from the Flat Belly Diet)
- 2 liters of water
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
- 12 small spearmint leaves
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let flavors blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.
Pressed Watermelon with Basil Water (from Cool Waters)
- 4 cups chilled still water
- 4 cups watermelon chunks (about 1/4 large melon)
- 6 to 8 large basil leaves
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Combine the watermelon chunks and basil in a colander placed over a large bowl. Using a metal ladle or spoon, press the watermelon to extract as much juice as possible (the remaining pulp should be fairly dry). Season the juice with the sea salt and vinegar and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Add the water, stir, and serve.
Orange and Green Apple Water
- 4 cups of water
- 1 orange, sliced
- 2-3 slices of green apple rubbed with lemon juice
- ½ lemon
Combine ingredients and let rest for 24 hours.
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