Hello, humidity and heat! It’s totally feeling like summer and I am totally loving it. Wednesdays are typically just a one class day for me unless I’m doing any subbing, which happens a lot. I guess there’s no such thing as typical with my job! It’s nice to have a break in the middle of the week. After class at the Y I headed to the farmers market to pick up some things I want to make for dinner (for a picnic on the beach!) and then I went to the front room for brunch with my friend Allison. This afternoon I’m getting some classes ready for tomorrow and drinking some INFUSED water! What’s so great about infused waters? Everything! Here are some of my favorite reasons:
flavorful with no calories! (or very very few)
refreshing and hydrating for hot summer days
REAL ingredients- no weird chemical flavors
looks fancy in a clear pitcher if you have guests to impress
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 lime sliced
- handful of mint leaves
- 3 small pieces of ginger (about an inch)
- Place the ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher.
- Fill with water.
- Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
- If you're going to drink all the water within a couple of hours don't worry about taking the fruit and veggies out of it. If you think you might keep it around for a few days take some time to extract the ingredients from the water otherwise you'll end up with a bitter mess!
So a couple of years ago my friend shared this recipe for an infused water. Now this is the KING of infused waters. It doesn’t need to be this elaborate to be delicious. Simply put your favorite fruit in water and let it hang out for a while. Lemon, strawberries, melon… you get the idea. But here’s the best one! Enjoy!