Substitute for Crystal Light and soda.

Monday, September 17, 2012

So I have a problem with drinking sodas and also crystal light. I decided I dont really want to drink them anymore because of all the bad stuff like aspartame and HFCS in them, not to mention all the other bad stuff.

So I found this pin on Pinterest (I love that site) where they peeled an apple and cut it up then threw it in a pitcher of water with 5 cinnamon sticks for about 2 hours and you instantly have flavored water without all the additives. I love the stuff, I even got my mom to drink it instead of her diet soda and crystal light.

So after that I started experimenting, I just tried a cup of raspberries the other day, and that was pretty yummy, now I am trying strawberries. So far the apple cinnamon is my favorite and it helps with not wanting the yummy apple cider from the orchards in the area. I have heard of people making cucumber water as well, which I have tried, its a very crisp taste, but I dont really like cucumbers much.

So if you read this and try it, let me know what you think? and if you have any other ideas. I might try oranges next. I but that would be interesting.
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    I gave up on Crystal and other stuff awhile ago but your idea sounds great and I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
    1919 days ago
    I like to put pineapple in my water. It's a great use for the core of the pineapple. Cut the fruit away and cut the core in pieces and drop it in the water. I love it!!! I bet the strawberries are good too. Definitely better than the Crystal Light.

    Way to go!!
    2045 days ago
    emoticon for sharing!

    (pinterest is awesome.)
    2045 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
    Thanks for the tip! I will try it.
    2045 days ago
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