Thursday, January 24, 2013

Citrus Flavored Water


         On New Years, I told myself that I needed to drink more water. Not always an easy
         thing for me. Lets face it, sometimes water is not that appealing. I  feel that if I put
         fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs in the water I drink more - a lot more and I also -
         get extra nutrients. Flu season is here and we all could use a little extra Vitamin C.

                                                               Citrus Flavored Water
                                     
                                                                 2 quarts of water, alkaline, sparkling
                                                                 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit
                                                                 1 orange
                                                                 1 lemon
                                                                 2 limes

                        In a large pitcher fill half way with ice cubes, water and fruit, Stir well.
                      * Note you can use a little agave nectar or honey to make it a tad sweet*


40 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! And now I have a use for my excess of oranges!

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  2. Pretty picture! I love citrus water.

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  3. this looks so pretty & refreshing! I'll take it hot as it's 10 degrees out lol!

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  4. I love citrus in the winter (or actually, year round). This citrus flavored water sounds perfect and it looks so pretty!

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  5. I have always wanted to throw something together like this bc I am not a big water drinker either. It looks so refreshing!

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  6. So pretty! I love doing this with just lemons sometimes just because it looks so nice, but I love the idea of adding grapefruits, oranges and limes... not only gorgeous but adds lots of flavor!

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  7. Nice Val, looks so pretty. I like to do that too, love using herbs too... Anything works though, right! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  8. I always do this for parties and people LOVE it. I add whatever seasonal fruit I have (strawberries, peaches, etc)

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  9. Wow what a great colors! I would add little bit of honey to make it sweet :-), perfect x

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  10. I have been drinking citrus water lately too!

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  11. This picture just looks like California! The citrus, the sunshine :) I adore citrus water too.

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  12. Gorgeous!! And good for you! ;) xo

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  13. OMG These photos are SO MAGNIFICENT, VAL!!

    Thank you very much for coming to visit my post. You are a S. Calif. gal? SO AM I! But I don't live there anymore, but I was born and raised!

    LOVE THESE PICTURES! Anita

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  14. oh val you don't know how obsessed i am with citrus and this water is going to be in my frig permanently!

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  15. those look so delicious. OMG! I want one.

    xoxo,
    ashley
    http://www.savannahraedesigns.com

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  16. I adore citrus water! Not only is it a healthy choice but its beautiful too!

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  17. This is a great idea! I also will drink sparkling water to trick myself into thinking I am having something less boring :)

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  18. WOW that looks refreshing and oh so good. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love the photo of all the cut up fruit. This sounds wonderful--and I already enjoy drinking water--so no doubt this will be an added benefit for me. I load up on Vitamin C this time of year. :)

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  20. oh val- this is one of my very favorite things to make EVER. i LOVE it. Perfect.

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  21. 100% agree - citrus in water helps me want to drink water. I'll down two huge glasses of sparkling water with lemon no problem! But just plain water will probably sit in the glass all day :/ Beautiful photos!

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  22. What a fabulous idea and it's so pretty! This would be great for a bridal or baby shower too!

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  23. Love all that citrus! So ALIVE!

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  24. Val, I missed the last post, sorry!! I love the pinwheels. Very kid friendly.

    This post is one of my favorites. Grapefruit is our family favorite citrus. I buy two huge bags at Costco and we go through it in one week!

    I agree this will help you to get your water intake more efficiently. It will make it more exciting to drink water! ahahahaha.

    I also buy a high quality Cranberry juice and mix it with high amounts of water. Cranberry is a great cleanser and it's great for your health.

    Of course I love the pictures too. And you...have a great weekend!

    Shauna xoxo

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  25. love this! so pretty too! have a great weekend!

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  26. Oo, I love citrus water! This recipe sounds delish.

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  27. i need some of this in my fridge at all times, gorgeous!

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  28. Yum!! I've been big into adding fruit to my water. Lately my fave is cucumber and tangarine. Yum :)

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  29. Oh I love fruit waters :) I'll have to try this recipe!

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  30. Love the idea of citrus water to make water more appealing, Lord knows I need to stop reaching for Diet Coke and drink more water. I will do ths for sure.

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  31. This looks so yummy! I have major issues with drinking water and this could be the best way to do it. Thanks for the idea!
    xoxo
    Erin

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  32. Those citrus look so beautiful! Those of you in California are so lucky to have such wonderful citrus. What a delicious way to increase your water intake!

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  33. Brilliant! I'm so excited to try this. I agree, it is hard to drink as much water as we are supposed to have. -Rhoda

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  34. Hi...I'm new to your blog...love it! I've made a couple of your recipes and they have been delish! Do you use a water ionizer on your tap to create the alkaline water? If so, what kind do you have and would you recommend it? Thanks so much:)!

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  35. Welcome to my blog! I'm so happy you are enjoying it. I usually buy the alkaline water at Whole Foods.

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  36. The citrus water sounds great, really refreshing. Your pictures are so gorgeous and vibrant too!

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  37. Thanks for sharing your recipe idea and lovely pic. Trying to cut out fizzy drinks and go for a more natural drink, might just have to try out your recipe.

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