Will the Real Vitamin Water Please Stand Up?

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If you haven’t yet heard, the cat’s outta the bag for Vitamin Water. Mmmmhmmm…

Turns out folks are accusing them of misleading the public about their water being “healthy”. With over 30 grams of sugar per serving, I was never a fan.

As always, we’re all about keeping it real up in here. I can understand the allure of “Vitamin Water” though. Sometimes you just want something with a little more flava. I can dig it. Lucky for us, making vitamin water at home is super easy.

Real vitamin water can be made with whatever your little heart desires. It’s an opportunity to use your imagination, as well as shriveled up pieces of ginger root that might otherwise be thrown away.
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apple cinnamon

All you gotta do is slice up the ingredients, muddle them in a little bowl, place them in a large jar, and pour water over them. The hardest part is leaving them to infuse overnight. But! That just means you can look forward to a great big jar of tasty water the next day. If you’re like me, you’ll haul that giant glass bottle with you to work. That’s right.. with this we’re avoiding plastic too.

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Also, these waters are so much better for the kids! If your young ones are accustomed to sweet beverages, try adding a little honey to the mix. Raw and local, please. Raw honey is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It can help with allergies when it’s local too.

Drink up!

The two recipes I used here were adapted from Vitamin Water by Marc Holden

Apple Cinnamon Water

2 sticks cinnamon
1 pink lady apple, cored and sliced into thin rounds

Place the sliced apple into a glass container and gently muddle the apple using the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the cinnamon sticks and fill the container with water.

Place in fridge for 24 hours.

Ginger Peach Water

1 – 4 inch piece of ginger sliced
1 peach, cubed

Place the sliced ginger and cubed peaches into a glass container and gently muddle using the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the container with water.

Place in fridge for 24 hours.

Waters will keep for three days.

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