Mommy and the Monsters has shared their recipe for adding a little more H2O to your diet with the lovely and delish Raspberry Lime Flavored Water!

Who would turn down the chance to get [deliciously] hydrated?  Not these girls!

 

Please click here to visit Mommy and the Monsters and see the recipe that we followed!

 

 

Reviewer #1 – Sheri

Mission:  A simple way to add a little more flavor to my daily water intake…and try to get my husband to actually drink water, but that’s a far stretch.

 

Details:

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Don’t mash the raspberries too much, you’ll have seedy water. I used a strainer when pouring.

Pros:

Super, super easy and you can change the flavor to anything you want

Cons:

None!

Conclusion:

I would definitely do this again but switch out the raspberries because I’m not a huge fan. I love the citrus and I’m thinking if I did some blackberries with a few slices of grapefruit that my husband might actually consume water more often.

 

 

Reviewer #2 – Kristy

Mission: On a recent trip to Denver, CO, the hotel I stayed at offered fruit infused water so I have been anxious to make this healthy drink myself!  I have to be honest; I get bored with water so I like adding a little flavor!

Details:

  • Simple and cheap, I only added 1 lime, a pint of raspberries, ice and filtered water.
  • I also added blueberries, since I had them on hand.
  • Slice limes and dump everything in a pitcher…couldn’t get any easier.
  • Despite, being easy…don’t smash the limes and raspberries to smithereens as noted on Mommy and the Monsters!  I went a little crazy while chatting on the phone…yikes! I ended up with raspberry and lime pulp mash water with blueberries! As you can see from the picture.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Sample all different variations of flavored water, such as cucumber, cantaloupe, pineapple and strawberry.  Even fresh herbs would be great…mint, basil!

If you must sweeten, add honey or sugar to the water!

Pros:

REFRESHING AND EASY!  The best way to give your water flavor without additives! So many variations can be made.

Cons:

I made this in a spouted pitcher which became clogged with the fruit.  I found these great Fruit Infusion Pitchers, which is perfect for my new favorite water!

Even though I only used one lime, Mike and I both agreed the lime was the strongest flavor.  I may cut back next time to only half of a lime.

 

Conclusion:

Fabulous recipe! So much better than adding flavored mixes to your water.  This is natural and I would prefer it to any drink….even plain water!  It is a must do for summer…very refreshing!  Instead of making such a large pitcher, next time I’ll make several different flavors so I don’t get bored during the week.  Mike loved it too, so whatever gets your family drinking more water is great!

 

 

Reviewer #3 – Amanda

Mission: To create a refreshing and delightful twist on water that my family would drink willingly.

 

 

Details:

  • This was pretty much foolproof since the ingredients were minimal.
  • I made a half batch because I was skeptical that the fam would actually consume this since it contained zero sugar.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Definitely don’t bash your fruit into smithereens. It would create a really gross end results with way too much pulp.

Also, I would recommend letting it sit in the fridge overnight and then maybe using a mesh colander to reduce the pulp making it a little more likeable for the tot crowd (or really picky hubby).

Pros:

Easy! Refreshing! Healthy!

Cons:

Fruit is not cheap. Period.

Conclusion:

I would definitely make this again and may even try a variation but would strain it next time for more drinkability. I found this clogged my straw too often.

 

 

Reviewer #4 – Sarah

Mission: I LOVE drinking water, but wanted to try a new spin to my daily routine.

 

Details:

  • I live in the produce aisle when I go grocery shopping…seriously, I’m not just a fruitcake in personality, I’m literally a walking fruit – I LOVE to eat fruit!!
  • So it was easy for me to pick up some raspberries and limes while at the store since I spend so much time in that aisle – and we had kiwi at home, so I decided to add a few of those in as well since they are one of my favorites!
  • This was not only super easy to prepare and then enjoy, but it also gave me an excuse to use my cute glass beverage dispenser! After lightly mashing the fruit, I added cold water and a little bit of ice and then set it in the fridge. We started drinking it just 6 hours afterwards and it already had great color and taste!
  • Even my kids were asking for it. It looked enough like juice and tastes sweet enough to be deceiving in that way as well. A great treat for us all!

Tips & Tricks Learned:

I added in kiwi as well – it sounded like a great addition and I had a lot on hand. I think you could easily add any other citrus fruit to tang it up a bit if you wanted.

Pros:

Easy as pie and not only refreshing, but also hydrating!

Cons:

Makes your water slightly sticky due to the natural sugars in the fruit.

Conclusion:

Loved it! Would make it again for sure. I also think adding club soda to this would make this a great offering to serve as a non-alcoholic beverage at a shower or girly party.

 

 

The lovely Raspberry Lime Flavored Water  and it’s photo taken by Mommy and the Monsters


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