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Flavored Water

Flavored Water

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Makes: 8 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Try this refreshing flavor combination of watermelon, lime, and mint, or create your own!

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • mint leaves (5 optional)

Directions

  1. Wash all produce.
  2. Collect, slice*, and measure all ingredients before starting to prepare the recipe.
  3. Add all ingredients plus enough cold water to a fill a 2-quart pitcher. Chill overnight in the refrigerator for the most flavor, and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink. The fruit will stay fresh in the water for up to 48 hours after being prepared.
  4. After you drink the water, you can eat the fruit or blend it into a smoothie!

Notes

Try these refreshing flavor combinations, or create your own!

Watermelon Lime                            

1 cup watermelon                            

1 lime                                               

5 mint leaves (optional)

 

Cucumber Lemon (or Lime)

1/2 cucumber

1 lemon or lime

 

Pineapple Grape                             

1 cup canned diced pineapple      

Pineapple juice from can             

1 cup grapes

 

Berry Kiwi (or Orange)

10 strawberries or blackberries

1 kiwi or 1 orange

 

*Tips for releasing flavors of the produce:

Watermelon: Cut into small pieces (1 to 2 inches).

Citrus fruit (oranges, lemons, limes): Remove rinds, and slice into thin pieces.

Cucumber: Slice into thin pieces.

Mint: Tear leaves.

Grapes: Slice in half.

Berries: Remove top (strawberries only). Slice into small pieces.

Kiwi: Remove peel, and slice into thin pieces.

 

Cost and Nutrition analysis provided for Watermelon Lime Water.

Source:

Colorado State University Extension.  Eating Smart, Being Active.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 3
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 3 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 9 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 3
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 0 g
Minerals
Calcium 3 mg
Potassium 9 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Copper 5 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 1 mg
Phosphorus 2 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 1 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 0 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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