I’ve been seeing all kinds of crazy crap on the market lately. Water full of vitamins, flavors, calcium, electrolytes, herbs, and weight-loss ingredients. There’s even a fortified water for dogs (FortiFido) and one enhanced with “positive thoughts” to “raise consciousness in humanity” (Aquamantra). I can’t make this shit up.
Apparently people don’t want to drink regular water anymore. I, myself, have no problems with it, but sometimes like to “spice it up” a little and make my sports drink. I’m not going to let the industry “enhance” it for me, though; their track record isn’t great at keeping toxic chemicals and sugar out of my food. I’m certainly not going to let them mess up the one calorie-free thing I consume.
My husband and I were in a Thai restaurant a couple of years ago and the water we were drinking was the most delicious, refreshing water we’d ever had. We had no idea why, until the waitress came over to refill our glasses. In the pitcher was a slice of strawberry and a slice of cucumber. She told us that they add the strawberry and cucumber (one slice of each is enough for an entire pitcher of water) and refrigerate it for a few hours. It has the most beautiful flavor and is ultra-refreshing on a hot day. Trust me, try this one. You will not regret it. No sugar, no chemicals, no calories, completely Primal and FREE. Best of all, you’re not buying into the plastic bottle industry for $2 a drink. I bet even Fido would drink it.
Tip: You can reuse the strawberry and cucumber slices a couple of times. You’ll know when you need to put fresh ones in; they’ll lose their color and the flavor won’t be as strong. Enjoy!