One of the things I brought back with me was a new appreciation for flavored water. I'm not talking about those artificially flavored waters that taste like chemicals. YUCK! I'm talking about naturally flavored water.
Each day by the pool, they would have fresh fruit out for us and ice cold waters flavored with an assortment of fruits and vegetables. VEGETABLES? Yes, vegetables. Our favorite was the cucumber water!
Here's how . . .
Fill a pitcher half full of ice.
Peel and slice half a cucumber and put on top of ice.
Fill pitcher with water.
Stir and let sit for ten minutes (at least).
Pour in a tall glass with lots of ice.
There are several variations. Instead of the cucumbers, substitute the following: sliced strawberries and kiwi, anise (I didn't care for this one, but if you like anise, go for it!), lime, or oranges (my second favorite). You can leave the fruit or veggies in the pitcher and keep refreshing the water all day for a never empty pitcher.
This will make you WANT to drink water. And, not only is this a great beverage, it is also sugar-free, fat-free, and on any diet!