Barefoot by the Sea: Infused Water - So Good!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Infused Water - So Good!

I've been trying to drink more water these days and get a bit healthier. I tend to eat more salads and lighter food this time of year but still, I'm feeling like I need to get back on track again. The lunch salads don't always counteract s'mores and all those yummy cookout side dishes. When a new school year rolls around it's time to get into a routine again! One thing I used to do all the time was make infused water. 

So here's a little history. I used to be a HUGE Diet Pepsi drinker. My Mom drank it growing up, I drank it all throughout college and beyond. After I had kids, I cut back and a few years ago I gave it up completely. It felt ridiculous that I was explaining to my kids all the time how it was bad for you only to consume it myself. I wanted to be a more authentic person. Anyway, I cut back to water, coffee, tea and seltzer on occasion. It definitely helps to have "grab and go" water ready and its a little something tasty and different. My kids love it too. I usually make it fresh in the morning and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. The flavor really comes through. 

Here are some great combos:
Cucumber Lemon
Cucumber Mint
Lavender Lemon
Watermelon Basil
Blueberry Orange
Strawberry Mint
Strawberry Citrus

I know this isn't reinventing the wheel here but sometimes you forget about these habits so I'm here to share that I've been reminded! On a side note, that little cuppow lid is ah-maz-ing! It screws right onto your jars so sipping is portable and easier! LOVE it!

Happy Weekend Friends! Here's to a new month...SEPTEMBER! 
*please note, this is NOT a sponsored post! I just love cuppow! 

8 comments:

  1. Hi,
    We are infused water peeps here too. Right now we have raspberry lemon going in the fridge.
    :-)

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  2. I'm finally getting back to visiting blogs and hopefully back to my blog next week. These infused waters all sound yummy. I do enjoy them at a hotel but I hardly ever make them for myself at home. I don't buy diet soda any more either, it's just an occasional "treat" when we're out. I hope the first week of school went smoothly!!

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    1. I always forget too! The first few days went well! I know Izzy is this week - wishing her tons of fun her senior year!

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  3. I was a Diet Coke addict, and it's hard to imagine even having a sip of that today!
    Blueberry Orange sounds like a tasty combo!

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    1. I agree! I made strawberry lime for today - it's definitely helping me drink more!

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  4. You are the second reminder I've gotten this morning to drink more water and I need to hear it! These combinations look so tasty.

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  5. I've done simple infused water with just lemon or cucumber and I love your combinations here. I will definitely be trying some of your suggestions and thanks for sharing about the Cuppow! I'm excited to order one, what a cool gadget :)

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