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ARTSYGIRLV2
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6/20/13 7:17 A

Every day I make a different blend of Essential Oils for my water. My favorite is spearmint and pineapple, but I also add others like ginger, lemon grass, and Rose Otto. It's very energizing.



EOWYN2424
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6/18/13 1:44 A

I'd rather just have plain old iced water and eat my fruit/veggies separately but I don't mind slices of lemon or mint leaves in my iced water.



8MOREB4
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6/17/13 9:47 P

My friend got an infusers pitcher for Mother's Day. It has a column in the middle for whatever you want to put in it. She has tried several things and berries have to be a little juicy because they don't break down in water very well.



PATTIJOHNSON
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6/17/13 9:28 P

At first I thought you were talking about the flavored waters that you can buy at the store, but I don't buy them. I have flavored water with lemon, but never any other fruits or veggies. I love the cucumber idea, though. Sounds refreshing. I've also seen so many punches and alcoholic drinks on the food networks made with fruit like berries in them. I think that they are made to be consumed shortly after making them, though. Thanks so much for this idea. I look forward to looking into these recipes too.



ANDILH
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6/17/13 4:05 P

I mostly drink plain water, so infused water always seems like such a treat. I really like strawberry/lime.
I tend to make infused water on an as needed basis so it doesn't get yucky in the fridge. We always have limes in my house, and we slice a lot of them so that doesn't bother me. I'll take a 20 ounce water bottle and put in a slice or 2 or limes that I squeezed and two or three strawberries. I usually just shake it up and let it sit for a few minutes before drinking. It feels so decadent to me, although I'm not totally sure why. Also, using the water bottle after the infused water gives the next several refills a nice flavor as well. However, after doing infused water in a reusable water bottle, it's VERY important to wash well with soap and hot water or you'll have a moldy mess in no time.



JOYCECAIN
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6/16/13 5:35 P

No.



BLUENOSE63
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6/16/13 3:28 P

@OBIESMOM2 -- Thanks for the laugh, you always crack me up!



KENDILYNN
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6/16/13 3:04 P

I'm a big fan of cucumber and mint. It doesn't take much of the fruit/veg to flavor the water, so I don't feel it's too wasteful.



EMMYERS76
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6/16/13 10:03 A

I found out the hard way that the water gets really gross if you leave the stuff in too long. So, next time, I am going to have to strain it after a day or so. So, I will use one of my pitchers to make it in and save one for the straining.

That said, I am draining the two I made a couple days ago, because they got gross and making raspberry/blackberry/mint today



BEEBEA
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6/12/13 9:43 P

I love cucumber-lemon water! I was introduced to it at a fancy spa and now I am obsessed and make it at home all the time. It's so neat to be able to pull out the cold pitcher and offer it to guests, too. So fancy.



SUZZQ4LIFE
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6/12/13 9:42 P

Never tried infused water but sounds interesting. I really do like plain distilled water so I guess it's not a problem for me. I really would just prefer to enjoy the fruit by eating it. emoticon



DRAGONCHILDE
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6/12/13 9:18 P

Maybe blend the fruit for smoothies, after? Then it wouldn't matter if it's mushy.



UMBILICAL
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6/12/13 8:13 P

Plain



MI-ELLKAYBEE
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6/12/13 8:06 P

what is it?



OBIESMOM2
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6/12/13 7:53 P

@Bunny - I know that we had a group of gals fighting over the fresh fruit in the bottom of the rum punch bowl a few years back at a bridal shower.

it was GOOOOOOD! emoticon



SHERYLDS
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6/12/13 7:05 P

pineapple/orange?

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 6/12/2013 (19:06)


BUNNYKICKS
Posts: 2,244
6/12/13 6:00 P

Oh darn!

Seems like a bit of a waste of fruit!!

Still going to try the pineapple mint though :) as mint grows like weeds in my yard, and I have a pineapple so huge I don't know what to do with it all!



EMMYERS76
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6/12/13 5:47 P

It is not, my mom does it all the time, and it turns into muck



BUNNYKICKS
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6/12/13 5:46 P

Well, I have never tried this (other than the standard/boring lemon slice)... but I am intrigued! I found this website dedicated to infused water, it has a lot of recipes, just flipping through quickly and I am already planning to infuse the last of my pineapple with some garden mint when I get home tonight.

www.infusedwaterrecipes.com/

I would want to eat the fruit afterwards, too, lol... i wonder if it is still good after steeping in water for hours....

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 6/12/2013 (17:46)


EMMYERS76
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6/12/13 4:35 P

I got two-2 gallon pitchers today along with some berries, citrus, cucumbers and melons. I am gonna start making infused water. My first two will be cucumber melon and citrus mint. Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions for the next ones I make? I am very intrigued by this...especially since I am not so sure about the amount of sucralose I have been drinking and I won't drink sugar or aspartame.



 
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