Friday, May 18, 2012

Strawberry and Basil Ice Water

I am THE WORST when it comes to drinking a suitable amount of water. When I'm problem. I chug the stuff like it's my job. But take me out of my workout and I can't seem to remember to drink the stuff. This is bad, I know. I just get so...bored of it. And so I inevitably forget to consume whatever glass of the stuff I've just poured. In fact, I typically forget about the glass, too. The hubs is always yelling at me for dirtying yet another glass when I've got five scattered about the house.

I've got problems.
Don't be like me.
Drink your water.

Or, be like me and drink your water with chopped up strawberries and basil.

I'm serious.
Don't knock it 'till you try it.

Strawberry and basil ice water is delicious and I can't stop drinking it. It's crisp, cool and refreshing...with just a hint of natural flavor. And when I say "natural," I really mean it. Straight up strawberries and basil, all crammed into an herb infuser from The Pampered Chef.

I got it from the Easter Bunny (my mom), and why I haven't pulled it out sooner, I'll never understand. It's so crazy easy to use:

If you don't have one, I imagine you can get the same effect by using a loose-leaf tea infuser and a glass, or by putting the strawberries and basil right into your pitcher of water. Although, you might get some chunky chunks in your glass once the water is poured. (Perhaps that's not necessarily a bad thing, though.) With this thing, you get crisp, cool water with a hint...just a hint of flavor.

Trust me, such a combo keeps me drinking water morning, noon and night.

Question: What do you like to add to your water?


PB and Peppers said...

Pretty cool!  I love mint and lemon in my water!!  

Michelle said...

Thanks for this!  Since I'll be going sans alcohol for the next 4 months or so it's great to have some ideas on how to jazz up my water.  I'm the same way in that I have to remind myself to drink water unless I'm exercising.

adailydoseoffit said...

I've been told that cucumber and mint is a good combo, too. I just got a lavender plant, too. I might try lavender and strawberry...

Kara_a_cullen said...

I LOVE cucumbers in my's very refreshing!

adailydoseoffit said...

It's like a spa in your glass...

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