HOMEMADE VITAMIN FRUIT WATERS ~
Water does a body good. Pure, real water provides great health benefits including:
Then we have the commercial "Vitamin Waters" that through smart marketing, gives an illusion of a healthy, hydrating drink. The truth is these are nothing more than sugar water. One of the labels on Glaceau ( the makers of Vitamin Water, Smart Water and Fruit Water)
Tells the story.
Nutrition Facts:Serving Size 8 fl oz; Servings per Container 2.5
Total Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Total Sugar 13g
Vitamin C 60%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%, Zinc 10%
vapor distilled/deionized water, crystalline fructose, citric acid, vegetable juice (color), natural flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavor, vitamin E acetate, magnesium lactate (elecrolyte), calcium lactate (electrolyte), zinc picolinate, monopotassium phosphate (electrolyte), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamine (B12)
Each bottle is not one serving but 2.3 servings. That means one bottle of Vitamin Water contain 125 calories and 33 grams of sugar. that is more than a 12 oz can of Coke. Yes they use some vitamins but the vitamins do not override the sugar and calorie content. Drinks with sugar in them dehydrate the body.
There is a healthier choice. Make your own Vitamin Fruit Waters. They are simple and delicious. Here are 10 homemade vitamin water recipes. Make the waters up the night before and let set in the refrigerator over night. Most of these are good for 24 to 48 hours. Just choose one that sounds good and give it a try.. It is all about the water intake should drink one a day ( you can do more if you want)
1)Spa Water ~ Cucumber & Herbs - Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cucumber & 1 lemon, thinly sliced add 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf & 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves.
2)Spring Blitz ~ Berry, Lime & Mint - Mix 10 cups of water, 7 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime add 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves.
3)Good Digestion: ~Fennel & Citrus - Infuse 3/4 teaspoon of dried crushed fennel in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Let set to room temperature. Mix 10 cups of water, the juice of one lemon juice, a small thinly sliced orange, 12 fresh chopped mint leaves and add the infusion of fennel seeds.
4)Antioxidant ~ Blackberry & Sage – Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of blackberries that have been slightly crushed and 4 sage leaves.
5) Summer Time ~ Watermelon & Rosemary - Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes add 2 fresh rosemary stems.
6)Tropical Dreams ~ Pineapple & Mint – Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes add 12 finely chopped mint leaves.
7) Apple Delight ~ Apple & Cinnamon – Mix 10 cups of water, 1 cup of apple cut into cubes, whole 2 cinnamon sticks add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
8.)Spicy Ginger ~: Ginger & Green Tea – Make 2 cups of green tea add 1 teaspoon of ginger. Let cool. Mix 10 cups of water with the 2 cups of ginger and green tea, add a 3 inch slice of fresh ginger cut into cube
9) Citrus Sunrise – Citrus Fruit – Mix 10 cups of cold water, 3 Oranges, 2 Lemons, 1 Lime & 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit and 2 Springs of Thyme. ( From a follower !)
10) Immunity ~ Mix 10 cups of cold water Sage, Thyme, Orange & Lemon ~ 3 Oranges, 2 Lemons, 2 sprigs of sage, 2 springs of Thyme.