Strawberry Lemon Mint Water

by jerseygirl on June 15, 2015 · 3 comments

DSC_0400Ahhh, the hot, hot days of summer have arrived.

It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the chill in the air. I was bundling up with blankets while sipping hot chocolate at my son’s soccer games. Well this weekend, that wasn’t the case. Instead I had a water ice in one hand and a spray bottle in the other. I was wearing the least amount of clothes possible that I could get away with being a middle aged woman at a youth soccer tournament. That happened to be a cotton sun dress that was just sticking to me.

The important thing about hot weather is to stay hydrated. I am not good at that. First, I really don’t like using port a potties at any type of sporting events and second, I think drinking water is very tasteless and boring. This past weekend I had both my problems solved.  This tournament had (REAL) bathrooms with running water and I made sure to have pitchers of this flavored water in my fridge at all times. It was easy to fill up a water bottle with this and take it to go.

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Water is much better flavored with something in it. Sometimes I call it spa water but I don’t do that very often because then the son and husband in the house are not willing to give it a try as quickly as they did if I called it something more manly. How about hairy chest hydration? Or the thirst quencher bomb? None of these sound so good so I decided to just describe it for what it is. And if the men in my house don’t drink it then there is just more for my daughter and I.

This drink is very easy to make and you should always keep a pitcher in your fridge too. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Lemon Basil Water
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Recipe type: beverage
Cuisine: drink
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
 
Keep a pitcher of this refreshing water in your fridge at all times!
Ingredients
  • 1 pitcher of water
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 cup cored, sliced strawberries
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Fill a pitcher ¾ of the way with water.
  2. Add the lemons, strawberries and mint leaves. Stir and refrigerate for a few hours.
  3. Fill pitcher with ice before serving.

 

 

 

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Karen Harris June 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

How beautiful is this?! Love these colors and flavors. How refreshing.

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Katalina @ Peas and Peonies June 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

hairy chest hydration – omg you just totally made my day lol! I love flavored water especially during hot summer days, can’t wait to ma e my own!

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David @ Spiced June 18, 2015 at 8:33 am

Love this idea! I often have fruit around (esp in the summer) and I always forget to just make a batch of “spa water” with it. Perfect for sitting on the back porch…or standing at a soccer tournament! 🙂 Although, for the record, I support the hairy chest hydration name. I’d chug this like it’s going out of style then!!

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