Homemade Vitamin Water
I was a fan of store-bought vitamin drinks for a long time. I read the promising labels and felt great about my purchase! Well, at least until I did a bit of research.
Those pre-made vitamin drinks are actually filled with a boat load of sugar and processed ingredients. As a general rule, I don’t like eating things I can’t pronounce. Ferric pyrophosphate and anthocyanins, I’m talking about you!
Thankfully, though, I found recipes for homemade and healthy vitamin drinks. I recently wrote some recipes on Recipe 4 Living to see the recipes. I decided to make the Stress Relief recipe. We can always use a bit of relaxation!
The recipes for vitamin drinks are simple; you add fresh ingredients to water. One step that was a bit unclear was whether or not to muddle the strawberries and rosemary. I decided to cut the strawberries in half and leave it at that. It worked well for me because the strawberries were soft. If yours aren’t quite as ripe, I would recommend crushing them a bit to get the juices flowing.
The drink was delicious! It was refreshing and filled with flavor. Knowing how healthy it is, my family and I felt great drinking it. The real challenge begins now: going back to regular water!
2 C. watermelon (thinly sliced or cubed)
1 C. strawberries
2 sprigs rosemary
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 ltr. purified water
Crush the strawberries and rosemary slightly in a separate bowl. Add to 1 ltr. glass, add remaining ingredients and stir. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.