As I stated in my last tea post I don’t like to drink water. That is until now. I have discovered how to flavor my own water with fruits. When I first saw this I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t thought of it.
I first tried this with mango. I had purchased one that I thought was ripe but after the first cut I knew it was not. I decided to continue to cut it up and try the flavored water idea. I cut it into small pieces and placed it in my glass tea pot. I added purified cold water and then tried to mash the pieces with my pastry cutter, it was a little hard because the mango pieces were firm. I probably should have used room temperature water. I then put the water in the fridge over night. As I use the water I add additional water and crush the mango some more. The water tastes of mango and is refreshing. I am sure it would be sweeter if I had used a ripe mango.
My next recipe will be strawberries and watermelon. You can use any fruit you want and any combination, except bananas. What combination will you try?