- 1 cup fresh organic strawberries
- 1 tsp organic rose water
- 2 qt fresh, clean drinking water
From The Science of Skinny Cookbook by Dee McCaffrey, CDC ($17.99, Da Capo, 2014)
We all know how important drinking water every day is for our health, but sometimes plain water gets a bit boring. Naturally ﬂavored vitamin water to the rescue! Naturally ﬂavored vitamin water is better for your health in many ways. It’s hydrating, alkalizing, and full of real vitamins (not synthetic versions), and is surprisingly easy to make. It is especially helpful for transitioning away from sodas, sugary juices, and flavored powdered drink mixes.
The flavors in this water are not explosive or sweet, just subtly infused to give a hint of flavor. While it may be tempting to sweeten it with a natural sweetener, please remember that this water is for hydration, so adding sweeteners is not recommended. To make super-quick vitamin water, add a few frozen strawberries into a stainless-steel water bottle. As the frozen berries melt, they release a nice berry flavor.