There has been a new trend going around called infused water. What is it, you might ask? It’s simple, you add any assortment of fruit, veggie, or herb to your drinking water for added taste.
I work in a hospital and this is a new product we have been offering employees and guests and you wouldn’t believe how much water we go through! The hospital offers it as a way to get people to drink more water and it worked.
I use my fruit for 24 hours before I change it and since I was having a hard time finding a good diffuser I decided to buy a Snapple and use that bottle instead. It works great, all I do is add whatever fruit I want and just keep refilling it with water all day. Eventually I want to find a pitcher so that way my kids will start drinking more water too.
WARNING: be careful not to buy the cheap plastic water pitchers with diffusers, the acid from certain fruit will eat away at the plastic and leach into your water.
The picture shows my water for today, what you see inside it is a few slices of oranges and a few leaves of mint. The most popular combination at my work is honeydew and cucumbers, at our main hospital the favorite combination is peach, mango, and orange.
So if you need to incorporate more water into your day I would recommend trying this to see if you like it, it’s a great alternative to drinks with sweeteners in it.
If you already drink infused water, what is your favorite combination?
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.