I found this idea at The Yummy Life. You can make your own vitamin water using fresh fruits and herbs. The Yummy Life has a number of different recipes, or you can create your own (like I did!), with what you have on hand. According to Monica, at The Yummy Life, the fruit will last for three days. This water seems to get better the long it sits. I just keep refilling the jars as we drink the water, and I leave them in the fridge so they stay nice and cold.
I chose not to put ice in my water because we filter our water before we drink it and I cannot make filtered water ice cubes fast enough to fill these jars. I simply use this stainless steel funnel strainer when I pour out the water. (I love this strainer by the way; great for filtering tea, too!)
When the three days is up, try adding the fruit to a smoothie (except of course things like citrus, that have the peel - remove that before consuming).
No more boring water around here! And talk about pretty! I love opening the fridge and seeing all those colors; I just can't get enough water these days...
For more combinations, check out the post at The Yummy Life.
The combinations I used in these jars from left to right: orange and lemon with lemon verbena, strawberries, blueberries, and cucumber with mint and sage, white peach with lemon verbena.
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