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!

Ingredients:

2 C. watermelon (thinly sliced or cubed)

1 C. strawberries

2 sprigs rosemary

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 ltr. purified water

Directions:

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.

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  • Patricia Wall

    Sorry, but I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am sitting here drinking VitaminWater Zero by Glaceau and it’s wonderful! It’s naturally sweetened with erythritol and stevia and I love it. I buy it every week at only $1 per 20 oz bottle. Your fruit water doesn’t have the same vitamins in it and it costs a fortune making only about a liter. Sorry, but yours may be fresh, but too costly for me!

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