It took me years to get used to the taste of fresh, plain ol' water; now I love it and drink several litres daily. However, I love to flavor-up my water with some healthy additions that make it even more tasty and more of a treat! You can try this with cucumber, berries, pomegranates, apricots... peaches are one of my favorite. Be sure and use organic fruit when you can. Filtered tap water is super-cheap: you can get a Brita or other brand for your kitchen sink for $20 now, and the filters last for months (only $20 replace). PLEASE DO NOT contribute to the overflow of our land fills and the creation of plastic trash by buying bottled water! [lecture complete!]
Water of the Day: Fresh pineapple water!
Take the core (that you normally throw out!) and cut into cubes that will fit into a large water container. I recycle any bottle I can, or use a glass jar, a milk jug, whatever... add filtered water. It's that simple. Let it sit in the frig for a few hours, and poof! Deeelish water with a hint of pineapple!
I also add Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and stevia for some extra healthy benefits and taste. You may have to get used to the flavor of the vinegar, so just add a small splash to start. Stevia is derived from a plant, has no effect on insulin uptake or blood sugar levels, and is calorie and carb free. It's a great source of sweetness without the negative side effects of carcinogenic chemically made sweeteners like Splenda, SweetnLow, Equal. (Throw those out!).
I learned the vinegar trick in Korea, where you are served a deeelish healthy drink at the spas (Korean Bathhouses, called Jjimjjilbangs---best place on the planet for relaxation!) The Korean vinegar drink is a concentrate of healthy vinegar and fruit juice, diluted in water, with a splash of sugar added. So I've re-worked the recipe with sugar. My favorite was pomegranate and blueberry! You can do the same if you have a super-powerful blender! That's for another blog post...
Enjoy drinking your healthy and deeelish Pineapple Water all day!!