Refreshing, Nourishing Vitamin Water

Refreshing, Nourishing Vitamin Water

THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN MY HOMEMADE VITAMIN WATER ARE THEMSELVES HIGHLY NOURISHING:

Watermelon: rich in vitamins A and C, plus phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and cucurbitacins.
Cucumber: good source of vitamins B5, C and K, plus phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and cucurbitacins.
Grapefruit: high in vitamins A and C, lycopene, plus phytonutrients including limonoids.
Lemon: high in vitamin C, plus phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, and cancer-fighting limonoids. Also provides antibiotic effects.
Lime: high in vitamin C, plus phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, flavonoids, and cancer-fighting limonoids. Also provides antibiotic effects.
Mint: has anti-microbial properties and can ease digestive upset.
For a full day’s worth of nutrients, be sure to accompany lots of whole fruits and vegetables with your daily dose of homemade vitamin water.Refreshing, Nourishing Vitamin Water

 

Refreshing Homemade Vitamin Water

To serve, fill your glass halfway with ice (ice chips are nice, for crunching), and pour in the fruit infused water, stopping 2″ from the top. Spoon out a few pieces of fruit — make sure it includes a cube of the season’s sweet, sweet watermelon — and add to the glass. If desired, top off with a splash of seltzer.enjoy the sunshine.

 

 

REFRESHING, NOURISHING VITAMIN WATER

TOTAL TIME
15 mins

Prepare the day before for best results.
Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups watermelon, sliced into 1″ cubes
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 red grapefruit, sliced and quartered
1 medium cucumber, sliced
12 mint leaves
2 quarts water
ice
sparkling water (optional)

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