Flavoured Water To Cleanse The Palette

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Good morning!

We’re starting the day off with a quick refreshing drink!

Flavoured Water To Cleanse The Palette:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

My word for the year is ‘cleanse’, and when I made a layout about it in January (see HERE), one of the things I wanted to focus on was drinking more water. I drink too much diet coke and orange squash which are full of artificial sweeteners, and I want to try and decrease that!

So I started to look for ideas to make water more interesting. I found THIS RECIPE at ‘A Pretty Life’ which looked easy enough for me to handle! I changed it up to use what I had to hand though…

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used 1 orange, 8 medium strawberries, and two pineapple slices from a tin.

First I half-filled my jug with ice cubes (star and x shaped ones!):

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I added enough water to just about cover the ice, and put the the chopped up strawberries, orange, and pineapple in on top, and mixed it about a bit with a chopstick:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

I also added a teeny bit of pineapple juice because it was right there in front of me, but only a little as I didn’t want the water to go too cloudy.

I left it for about 20 minutes to mull, then poured it into a glass, using a spoon to make sure I got a couple of fruity bits:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

At this point the water didn’t taste that different, just a bit tangy, the fruit was nice though. I left it for a couple of hours after that and then had another glass, which was lovely! I need to start doing this every morning when I wake up… and trying different flavours!

Are you good at drinking water to stay refreshed?

Be Inspired:

Go make some flavoured water or a healthy smoothie

Use some fruity products on your next project

Try a transparent / icy technique on a papercraft item

Are you feeling bright and energised this morning? There’s lots and lots more to come today!

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See you again in an hour!

Jennifer x

  • mandysea

    weeeeeeeeeell, I’d love a glass! It looks so inviting! I imagine that an hour after the drink is made the fruit juices would infuse more… yum!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    You are so good!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately I have to have coffee in my water!!!!!!!!! LOL

    June 7, 2014 at 11:10 am
  • Your shaped ice cubes are such a cute addition to the fruity water!

    June 7, 2014 at 11:43 am
  • I have to say that I drink lots of water when I am at work as we have an ice cold water fountain. I definitely need to drink more when I am at home at the weekend though. This looks lovely 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 11:45 am
  • I make a lot of herbal ice tea

    June 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm
  • I’m sure the shaped ice cubes helped with the taste 😉

    June 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm
  • My first thought was Pimms when i saw the jug and fruit. My main drink is water (apart from tea) maybe i should try jazzing it up x

    June 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm
  • Looks gorgeously summery and refreshing, I will have to try this.
    I’ve done a similar thing with cucumber, sounds weird but it’s lovely honest! Homemade lemonade is nice too, but I drink a lot of just plain water too – I didn’t used to like the taste of Norfolk tap water, when I first moved here from Cornwall, but I’ve got used to it now and drinks pints of the stuff every day :o)

    June 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm
  • I love cold water on a hot day….though this sounds delicious……could do with some today as it’s baking hot here.

    June 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm
  • Patricia

    It looks so refreshing! I’ll definately try this idea! I need to drink more water!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm
  • Frances

    Love the colours in this and your shaped ice cubes. Yes it does look like a great colour combo for a LO or card.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm
  • I sometimes buy fruit flavoured water. This seems like a much better idea.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm
  • Sounds refreshing!

    June 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm
  • mmm that looks so good! I love adding some cucumber wedges to my water, you should try that sometime! Delish!

    June 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm
  • Sarah

    This looks yummy … i drink a couple of mugs of hot water & lemon each day but other than that it’s coffee all the way!!

    June 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  • this is such a great idea- leaving it overnight would be fab xx

    June 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm
  • that does look refreshing though I a must admit I am about to have a glass of wine!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • barbara macaskill

    YUM! I drink at least a gallon of water a day and in the summer I look for different flavors to add and this sounds luscious! TFS!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm
  • Gemma Steele

    Oh that looks yum! Wish it was a bit more summery here, more hot choc weather lol

    June 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm
  • This looks fabulous! I Ctually drink more waters when they come from a bottle, which I hate doing, but for some reason if I see it in a bottle I’m more conscious of how much I drink

    June 8, 2014 at 2:18 am
  • I’m thinking that if you start with room temperature water and add the ice when you are ready to drink, the flavors might infuse more quickly? Icy transparent element – punched vellum snowflakes!

    June 8, 2014 at 3:48 am
  • Jen

    I’ve been doing this lately only just with the fresh fruit and water. Basically just muddle the fruit so that it’s bruised and juicy but not pulverized in the bottom of the pitcher and add water. I’ve tried strawberry, orange and… I forget 🙂 but they were really good.

    June 8, 2014 at 3:50 am
  • Lindsay

    I really want to start drinking infused water. This sounds delicious. I am very good about drinking water. Although where I live the water is pretty yucky (heavily chlorinated) so adding some fruity goodness may be the ticket.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:29 am
  • Oh this looks and sounds delish 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm
  • Oh boy.. I need to be bothered to do this…I reeeeallly need to drink more water!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm
  • I don’t even like water with flavour but put all that fruit in a glass of Pimms…:)

    June 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm
  • Karen Schroeder

    Your water looks yummy…so refreshing!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm
  • That look delish. I don’t drink enough water, tho’ I try to remember. THAT would certainly remind and tempt me.

    June 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm
  • Heather Pham

    I’m so bad at drinking water. I always somehow forget to hydrate myself. It makes me sound stupid, because it’s a basic necessity of life.

    June 9, 2014 at 5:39 am
  • Looks good – I eat fresh pineapple every week and will give that a try!

    June 9, 2014 at 10:39 am
  • Is there any left? 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

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