House Works: Flavored Water

During the summer months, your kids and maybe even you are looking for a great drink to cool down. But you might be a little tired of just drinking water.

In this House Works, Moms Everyday Blogger, Alison Bickel, has a suggestion on how you can avoid turning to sugar-filled juice drinks or pop. She has a tip on how to flavor water, naturally.

Alison turns to making a pitcher of fresh fruit water. In the Latin community, this is called “aguas frescas.” A few slices of lemon, lime and orange makes a glass of cold water even more refreshing.

Alison's favorite combinations include a few lemon slices along with some sweet, ruby-red strawberries. Instant strawberry lemonade without all the added sugar!

A few flavor combination suggestions…

Strawberries and lemons
Lemon, orange and lime slices
Strawberries and blueberries

Make sure your water is chilled and give the lemons, limes or oranges a little squeeze to release the juices as you add them to the water.

To read Alison Bikel's blog called "This Homemade Life", click here.

About the Author...
Taryn Vanderford
Taryn Vanderford is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently works on "First at Four", "Pure Nebraska" and "Moms Everyday" for 10/11 and Gray Television.
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