Fruity Water

A cup of cold water. This has got to be the easiest way to share Jesus with others. Not only to meet their physical thirst, but also spiritual thirst as well. It is such a simple way to show God’s love.

Not only can you share a “cup of cold water” but, you can also share a cup of “Living Water” as well.  Just by praying for someone, or listening to them when they are hurt and angry is a way of offering them some “Living Water.” Jesus says, “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” ( Matthew 10:42)

I am trying to drink more water. I like water, but I don’t drink near enough of it. Lately, I am tired of no flavor so I have been drinking lemonade.  This in turn has added a couple of pounds. So, it’s back to the water.

I saw this on Pinterest and thought I would try it. It was just what I needed to get the flavor without the sugar. Mind you, it’s not quite the same. It is just a touch of flavor, but there are so many flavors you can do.

What You Will Need

  • fruit — whatever kind you like (except no bananas); make sure it’s good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. I like to use all kinds of citrus and berries. I also found pineapple and watermelon to work well for flavoring water. If you don’t want to buy whole ones, many grocery stores sell small containers of pre-cut fruit.The fruit can be frozen, but of course in season is best!
  • herbs — these are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference
  • Mint- you may like the flavor of mint water. (It’s good in tea as well)
  • Ice
  • Water

I had some left over strawberries so that is what I used.

Slice fruit into bottom of a 2-quart pitcher.

Using a wooden spoon mash on fruit to release the juices.  If you are using a herb make sure you mash them too. You just want to start the juices flowing, not pulverize like you would mash potatoes.

Fill pitcher with ice,

then water.

Put on a lid of cover with plastic. Let sit in fridge for a couple of days and enjoy.

Looks pretty, doesn’t it?

Try mixing fruits like all citrus (lemon, lime, orange). Or try these flavors:  Raspberry Lime; Pineapple Mint; Blackberry Sage; Watermelon Rosemary. Use you imagination.

In A Nutshell 

What You Will Need

  • fruit — whatever kind you like (except no bananas); make sure it’s good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. I like to use all kinds of citrus and berries. I also found pineapple and watermelon to work well for flavoring water. If you don’t want to buy whole ones, many grocery stores sell small containers of pre-cut fruit.The fruit can be frozen, but of course in season is best!
  • herbs — these are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference
  • Mint- you may like the flavor of mint water. (It’s good in tea as well)
  • Ice
  • Water

Putting It All Together

  1. Slice fruit into bottom of a 2-quart pitcher.
  2. Using a wooden spoon mash on fruit to release the juices.  If you are using a herb make sure you mash them too.
  3. Fill pitcher with ice, then water.
  4. Put on a lid of cover with plastic. Let sit in fridge for a couple of days and enjoy.

 

 

 

Hearing from you makes my day!