Drink Water Your Way
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Make It Tasty
Try adding one of these to your water:
- Fresh ice.
- A splash of 100% fruit juice. It could be left over from fruit canned in 100% juice.
- Fresh fruits, veggies or herbs that have been torn, cut or mashed to release their flavor.
- Frozen fruits, vegetables, juice or herbs:
- frozen berry pieces
- make ice with pieces frozen into it
- freeze mashed fruit in an ice cube tray
- freeze 100% fruit juice
Make It Easy
- Try a reusable bottle - choose one that is easy to carry, easy to fill, easy to keep clean and seals tightly.
- Add ice to your water bottle for cold water while you are out and about.
- Keep water handy and cold in the refrigerator so it is an easy choice.
Make It Special
- Choose a nice looking container or glass.
- Ask kids to choose a name for their drink.
- Add a garnish to each glass - try a citrus slice over the edge, a single piece of fruit, or a cucumber slice.
- Make it fizzy by adding sparkling water or soda water (unsweetened) with some 100% fruit juice.
Water helps keep your body temperature normal!
Choosing water at home and out will save money and lower calories!
Flavored Water Basics
|Cucumber||1/2 cucumber||Cut into thin slices; leave the skin on for color.|
|Citrus||lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit - 1/2 small fruit of 1/4 grapefruit||Leae the skin on; slice thinly in whole circles or quarter wedges.|
|Herbs||mint, basil, or rosemary||10 small leaves or a small sprig. Tear or crush the leaves.|
|Apple cinnamon||1/2 cinnamon stick and 1/2 apple||Leave the apple skin on for color; core can be left or removed. Slice into thin slices or circles.|
|Strawberry kiwi||3 to 4 strawberries and 1/2 kiwi||Peel the kiwi; slice both fruits into thin slices.|
1. Slice, tear, or mash the fruit to release the most flavor.
2. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight to allow the most flavoring.
3. Use within 2 days for best quality.
Don’t let oranges, grapefruit, lemons and/or limes go to waste. Squeeze their juice into a bowl, mix with water and pour into ice trays to make flavorful ice.
Keep It Safe
- Wash all fresh fruits, veggies and herbs by scrubbing or rubbing gently under running water.
- Do not mix batches of flavored water. Use it up, clean the container, then make a fresh batch.
- Keep water cold after fruits or veggies are added. Make an amount you can use within 2 days.
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