Thursday, January 3, 2013

Orange Vanilla Creme Fruit Infused Water - A Recipe

So lately I have been trying to increase my water intake. I seriously have an issue with drinking natural, pure water. I don't know why or how that began, but I do know that not drinking enough water can lead to many health issues (more on that later).

In an attempt to make my water more pleasurable and tasty, I decided to infuse my water with natural fruits. I have on occasion made lemon water to have in the fridge ready (and my husband and son love it) but I have not been able to drink that either! Earlier this week I made a blueberry, raspberry infused water, but that just wasn't getting it either! UGH! What was I to do? I need to drink water, but I want it to taste good!

In yet another attempt today, I made a Orange Creme Fruit Infused Water! I must say that this is delicious and tastes so good! This... I can drink! It doesn't have any "cream" in it but it sure does taste like it! YUM!

Now, I present to you the most delicious tasting water you can imagine (if your taste buds are like mine - I like it sweet!)

2 Large Oranges
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
a large pitcher, glass preferably

1. Slice 2 large oranges into thin slices.
2. Place in empty glass pitcher
3. Add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract - I used a regular household teaspoon because I was in a hurry. I think its more of a personal taste preference. You can start with a smaller amount and add more to taste (once you add the water).
4. Fill with water.
5. Allow the flavored to infuse overnight or for an hour or so. I couldn't wait and has mine right away - it was good!
6. Enjoy!

Remember you can always add more vanilla to taste! Start small and add as you prefer!

~ Melissa ~

I'm sharing this at Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Fight Back Fridays, Fresh Bites Friday

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