So, we all know we should be drinking more water. Everywhere you look, you’ll see competing dietary theories, but the ONE thing everyone seems to agree on in the health world is water is king when it comes to drinks, and few of us are actually getting enough of it. I don’t know about you, but I get bored of plain old water all the time. I used to switch things up by drinking HINT water. If you’ve never had it, it’s a lightly flavored water that has just a “hint” of fruit flavor. It’s a great alternative to plain water, but since moving to Alabama, I haven’t been able to find it as easily, and the ingredients are a little sketchy, listing water and “natural flavors” on their ingredient list. I would really like to know what all “natural flavors” entails since it can sometimes be some really gross stuff, but they don’t have to list it on the label since it protects their formula…anyway, that’s another soap box for another time. Back to the point of this story…
I’ve really been focusing on staying hydrated and wanted to make something that would jazz up my water, but that didn’t have anything weird, foreign, or fake…which is what is in almost all of those things sold at the grocery store to flavor your water. This concoction can be whipped up in two minutes with three ingredients (+ water,) and it provides just a perfect hint of sweetness to make staying hydrated a little less boring, and bonus: it also helps to ward off a sweet tooth.
Pineapple-Ginger-Lemon Ice Cubes
¾ c. water
1/3 c. chopped pineapple (I used frozen pineapple chunks, but fresh would be fine, too!)
¼ tsp. dried ginger (More if you like extra spice)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into ice cube tray and place in the freezer. Let them freeze until they have completely hardened. Once they are frozen, place them in plain ice water just like you would normal ice cubes. As they melt down, they will flavor your water perfectly and give it just a hint of sweetness and delicious fruity flavor! Enjoy!