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I gave up diet drinks, and am trying to cut down on wine consumption (the struggle is real!), so sparkling water is my drink of choice. I also enjoy flavoring my water with cucumber, mint and lemon. Apparently that combination has a lot of health benefits in addition to being refreshing and delicious. But I didn’t love the texture of the pulp and the mint leaves getting stuck in my teeth.
Now I’m using the Fruition fruit-infusing water bottle. It has a basket on the bottom that I place the ingredients in. Then I press on the bottom to give it all an extra squeeze. Now I have infused water ready to go. The bottle is BPA-free and all the parts can go in the dishwasher.
I throw in a few slices of cucumber, several leaves of mint and a half of a lemon or more, as I love lemon juice although the tips say if you use lemon, try to keep it to a quarter of the other ingredients as it tends to take over the show so I should probably give the flavors of the mint and cucumber a chance to come through.
Here’s another recipe from the Fruition website I want to try.
Orange, Grapefruit Citrus Detox
1/2 orange, in wedges
1/2 grapefruit, in wedges
Add orange and grapefruit to the fruit basket, place the filter and attach to the bottle. Fill up the bottle up with iced water and screw on the lid. Squeeze the bottom to inject some flavor.