This past weekend, we had our children Dedicated at church. After the ceremony, we had everyone back to our house for an afternoon BBQ. As I was preparing for the party, I was thinking about food and drinks and how, as a family, we have been trying to be healthy. This includes exercise, eating and drinking. The decision was made that for this party, rather than serving some sugary drink, I would serve a variety of fruit infused water! Tasty, healthy and it looks pretty! (I totally love pretty drinks)
While out shopping at Albertsons, I grabbed a Brita for the party along with all the different fruits and veggies I was going to use in the infusions. There were a few different reasons why I went with a Brita,
- Better for the world – Gosh, anything we can do to save the environment makes me HAPPY. We will save approximately 300 bottles of water using one Brita! WIN!
- Better value – It is more cost efficient than buying bottle water, and let’s get real… saving money makes me HAPPY.
- Better taste – I don’t know about you, but I have a few family members, that will remain unnamed (my sister and mom :)) that only drink filtered water. The Brita makes them HAPPY
Now, let’s get to the Fruit infusions. There are lots of different variations for infusions. I went with three of my favorites. Blackberry Lime, Cucumber Lemon, and Strawberry Orange.
- 3 carafes
- 1 pint blackberries
- 1-2 limes
- 1 lemon
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 orange
- 3-4 large strawberries
Thinly slice up your cucumber and lemon and add them to the carafe.
Thinly slice your limes up and add in a pint of blackberries.
Slice up your orange and your strawberries and add them to a carafe.
Dress up your station with, glasses, straws, ice and your Brita for those that may not want the infusion. They are totally missing out!
Then have yourself a fun and healthy afternoon!
The kids loved taste testing them all for me, and informed me that strawberry orange was their favorite. Little did they know, that I was super HAPPY inside because they were drinking water the entire afternoon! Test away my loves!:)
Made for a very HAPPY BBQ and overall HAPPY Day!
What’s your favorite fruit infused water?
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