On a Saturday we are often in our local high street and we used to frequent a certain coffee shop. My husband Howard, would often buy my son Ted a drink from the local supermarket to save money. Ted didn’t mind as long as he was getting a drink. The difficulty came when he wanted to choose the drink we would buy.
Since giving up processed foods and sugars I have been learning about food and exactly what they add to it. We normally only buy Ted a flavoured water. Thankfully he doesn’t enjoy a fizzy drink. So if you like to read packets like me then you will know that not all flavoured waters are made from pure fruit.
A lot of the water that claims to have fruit in it will also have added chemicals to preserve it and keep it on the shelf longer. The other day I was watching a Jamie Oliver video in which he made a flavoured fruit water. I decided to give it a go myself. Jamie’s was a fruit punch, but I thought I would make a strawberry drink, it being summer. It was so simple and easy to do. I loved it and I’m sure you will too.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Large glass bowl
- Strawberries x 12 – 15
- Vanilla pod x 1
- Hot water x enough to fill the bowl
- Start by hulling the strawberries.
- To hull a strawberry, insert a small knife into the top of a strawberry near the green leaves.
- Using the knife, cut around the outside and back to the start.
- Pull on the green leaves which will take out that part of the strawberry and the stem inside.
- Repeat the process until all the strawberries are hulled.
- Put the hulled strawberries in the glass bowl along with the vanilla pod.
- Fill the kettle and bring it to the boil.
- Pour over the hot water and leave everything in the bowl.
- Let the water cool completely.
- Put into the fridge until completely cold.
- Serve from the bowl or pour the drink into a jug.
- Then enjoy.
Strawberry and Vanilla Water was a delicious way to spice up our water. As I mentioned I loved it but my husband Howard and son Ted were not so keen. Ted didn’t like it and Howard thought it was OK. Personally I think they are crazy and to me, it was so yummy and very refreshing. It was an invigorating way to drink water and one I will definitely be making again. The water will keep in the fridge for about 3 to 5 days. However you decide to drink this water, as always, please enjoy.
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