My daughter loves milk. She loves homemade juice and not-so-homemade juices too! She normally drinks a lot of water at school but not so much at home. Often, I have to remind her to drink more water. Most Mums might agree that we have to remind our kids to drink more water.
In an effort to encourage her to drink more water, I made flavored water for us. It’s the easiest thing to do for myself and my child too!
Like all my other recipes on this blog, there are no hard and fast rules. You adjust, tweak, go with your gut instincts make what tastes good, and soothe your taste buds.
Here is an estimate of how I made my flavored water and other suggestions for you!
- Organic Frozen Raspberries (1/2 cup)
- 4 slices of oranges
- A few strands of basil leaves
- Once you place them in a large jar, crush them gently with a stick, something you would normally use in the kitchen of course.
- Once the flavors from the fruits and herbs are released, add water. Close the lid tight and shake it up a bit. Now it is ready to be chilled.
- You could add ice to it but I didn’t because I didn’t really need to drink it right away. Also, if you want something sweeter, use real cane sugar or agave to make it sweeter.
In my case, I didn’t add any and I normally wouldn’t because the fruits give great flavor to the water and it is REFRESHING!
I usually refill it with water at least one more time to take advantage of the fruit juices.
Here are other fruit suggestions. Of course, this depends on where you are and what fruits are in season. In Thailand, I would not be using raspberries or blueberries as we cannot find them fresh, and frozen ones are super expensive. Also, I normally use organic berries whenever I can. Frozen is good if you are trying to make cold drinks right away! Avoid using bananas. It would not look or taste good.
Pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, nectarines, apricots, apples, limes, lemon, oranges, lychees, mangosteens, mangoes, grapefruit, and grapes are just a few ideas to mix and match. For herbs, you might also consider using rosemary, mint, lemongrass, or ginger! You can get fresh fruits and freeze them too just for making flavored water! Make your own flavored water today!
Tip: Make it with your child’s favorite fruit! Ask them to help you make it. They can help place the fruits in the jar. Help you stir and taste test it for you too!
Flavored Water with Your Favorite Fruits
In conclusion, it’s evident that encouraging kids to stay hydrated, especially when they prefer other beverages, can be a delightful and creative journey. As a parent, you may relate to the constant reminder of drinking more water, a common concern for many moms. The solution, as described in this blog post, is as simple as making your own flavored water.
The beauty of homemade flavored water lies in its flexibility. No stringent rules apply here. You can experiment, adjust, and trust your taste buds to craft a refreshing drink that suits you and your child. In this case, the recipe features a delightful blend of organic frozen raspberries, orange slices, and basil leaves, creating a crisp and invigorating concoction.
What’s even more exciting is that you can customize your flavored water according to the fruits that are in season or your child’s preferences. Whether it’s pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, or any other favorite fruit, the possibilities are endless. Herbs like rosemary, mint, lemongrass, or ginger can elevate the flavors further, adding a dash of uniqueness.
This blog post not only provides a recipe but also underscores the importance of involving your child in the process. Making flavored water becomes an engaging activity, offering an opportunity for quality time spent together and instilling healthy habits.
So, with this guide, you’re not only quenching your child’s thirst but also nurturing their creativity and culinary skills. Making your own flavored water is a simple and enjoyable way to promote hydration and well-being for both you and your little one. Cheers to sipping on this refreshing journey of discovery and good health!
Refreshing and Fun: A Flavorful Adventure for Hydration Enthusiasts
I recently discovered a delightful blog post that introduced me to the world of homemade flavored water with fresh fruits. This insightful guide has made my quest for better hydration a joyous one. The creative flexibility of the recipes and the tips on involving kids in the process are fantastic. The simple yet brilliant idea of crushing organic raspberries and adding basil leaves for a refreshing twist has instantly become a household favorite. With an abundance of fruit suggestions and the option to personalize, it’s a must-try journey for anyone looking to make drinking water more enjoyable!