Curly Crafty Mom: 12 Months of Drinks - My Favorite Infused Water Drinks (including a Cherry Limeade version!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

12 Months of Drinks - My Favorite Infused Water Drinks (including a Cherry Limeade version!)

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If you follow me on Instagram (follow me HERE), then you know I am a Cherry Limeade Addict (CLA). Recently, I have decided to give up ALL fun drinks every Monday-Friday... yes, that includes soda, Starbucks coffee and WINE! The first week was pure torture and it made me realize how addicted my body had gotten on this JUNK. And, I don't drink diet drinks... so, just imagine all the sugar, caffeine and calories I was digesting. 


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Now... I do allow myself one protein drink a day (but, I *MAY* phase that out, too) and my favorite plain jane Earl Grey hot tea (yes, caffeinated). However, this is still a HUGE improvement to where I was... and, after that first week of shell shock, I started to  stop craving it... and, actually felt better. Eventually, I plan to limit myself to one sugary drink on Saturday and Sunday and eventually... I want to limit it to just one a week as a treat. I want to see a frap or a glass of wine as a TREAT at the end of a hard week, not as something I need every night. Now, our Disney trip is coming up and of course... none of these rules count on vacation. Ha, ha!


3-Drinks_3 I don't mind water... and, I find myself drinking A LOT of it during the week. My favorite way to drink water is with lemon in it, but most of the time I just drink plain cold water. Infused water is really popular these days and I wanted to try a few infused water recipes. My favorite of course was the Cherry Limeade one! Because, why can't this CLA (remember, that stands for Cherry Limeade Addict) have a healthier version of this drink? Well, I can!



Cherry Limeade:

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1 cup of cherries (pitted and cut up into pieces- this adds more flavor to the water)
1/2 cup of lime slices
Ice and Water

In a 2 quart pitcher, layer the cherries and lime slices with ice cubes. Fill pitcher with water and let it chill for 5-10 minutes. Then enjoy this cool and refreshing drink!


Strawberry, Cucumber & Mint Water
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1 cup of slices strawberries
1 cup slices cucumbers
1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
Ice and Water

In a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices and mint leaves with ice cubes. Fill pitcher with water and let it chill for 5-10 minutes. Then enjoy this cool and refreshing drink!


Raspberry, Kiwi and Peach Water
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1 cup of raspberries
1 cup of peaches
1/2 cup of kiwi

In a 2 quart pitcher, layer the raspberries, peaches and kiwi with ice cubes. Fill pitcher with water and let it chill for 5-10 minutes. Then enjoy this cool and refreshing drink!

I hope you enjoy these refreshing drinks as much as I do!

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