how to make natural juicy water.
If we are lucky, there still could be some days of the summer lovin’ left.
And we all know how important it is to hydrate. Especially in these beautiful late summer nights.
What could be better then to add some natural flavor to you drink?
Those of us who were lucky enough to have lunch at Dharma Mountain this summer, might remember these delicious flavors, and maybe your mouth is already starting to water, at the mere memory of these drinks. Here are the recipes that will make your skin glow and your mouth smile.
Ginger and lemon water:
make an infusion with the ginger (cut it up and put it in a pan with water just covering it. Let it boil for around 20 minutes)
Add lemon juice and honey to the infusion.
Take out the ginger pieces and top up with cold water
Rosemary and orange water:
make an infusion with fresh rosemary leaves (put the rosemary in a jug, add a little hot water and let it sit for around 20 minutes)
Put the “tea” through a sieve and discard the rosemary leaves.
Add orange juice and honey and top up with cold water.
Banana and lemon water:
Whizz a banana or two in a blender.
Add lemon juice and top up with cold water
Watermelon and lemon water:
Put some pieces of watermelon in the mixer and put it through a sieve to get rid of the seeds.
Add lemon juice and top up with cold water.
Mint, lemon and honey water:
make an infusion with some fresh mint leaves.
Let it sit for 20 minutes and discard the mint.
Add lemon juice and honey and top up with cold water.
Put any berries of your liking in the blender.
Put them through a sieve and discard the seeds.
Mix this with cold water.
If there is any fruit tea or herbal tea you like, you can make a strong infusion with it (let the herbs or teabags sit in hot water for around 20 minutes).
Discard the herbs/teabags and top up with cold water (you can add honey to the infusion if you like)
pick any fruit you like and put some of it a blender (mango, pineapple, papaya and orange, passionfruit, star fruit or a mix…)
Put it through a sieve (if you don’t like to find bits in the water) and mix this purée with cold water (you can decorate the water with pieces/slices of the fruit)
You can always use fresh fruits or herbs to decorate the water (just add them once the water is ready) Bear in mind that if you use oranges and lemons for decorations, they should be organic (chemicals stay in the peel and when soaked in water they are released). If you don’t have organic ones, peel them before you put them in the water.
Love from the happy Dharma Kitchen.