Ad Spot

From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Fruit Water Recipes

By Katie S. Etheridge

AUBURN UNIVERSITY. – Most people do not drink enough water, and one can dehydrate fast in the hot Alabama sun. That is why Live Well Alabama is serving up seven delicious fruit flavored water recipes to turn water from drab to fab.

“Water is a key player in keeping your body working well at every level. Adult men should aim to drink approximately 12.5 cups per day, and adult women should try for 9 cups a day. Our fruit infused waters are great for adding subtle sweetness without excess sugar. Eat the fruit afterwards to get the most out of this tasty treat,” said Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian.

Ingredients

Blackberry Mint Recipe

  • 40 blackberries, smashed
  • 40 mint leaves, torn in half

Blueberry Orange Basil Recipe

  • Three oranges, quartered
  • 30 to 45 blueberries, squeezed
  • Nine basil leaves, torn in half

Citrus Recipe

  • Oranges, sliced
  • Grapefruit, sliced
  • Lemons, sliced

Pineapple Orange Recipe

  • ¼ pineapple, sliced
  • ½ orange, with peel

Raspberry Lime Recipe

  • Four limes, without rind
  • 40 raspberries, smashed

Strawberry Kiwi Recipe

  • Two kiwi, sliced
  • Five strawberries, sliced

Watermelon Rosemary Recipe

  • ¼ seedless watermelon
  • Two sprigs rosemary

Pro Tips

Freeze mixture in ice trays for homemade popsicles. Mix with sparkling water instead for that added pizazz. Use a reusable bottle to support sustainable living.

Directions

For each recipe, mix the ingredients with a gallon of water and stir. Serve over ice.

Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Fruit Flavored Water recipes, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways.” Funderburk said. “Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.

Madison

Mayor Finley, other volunteers, to go “Over the Edge” today and tomorrow for Kids to Love

Madison

State’s unemployment rate continues to fall, Madison has one of the lowest among cities

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – September 15, 2021

Madison

Harvest Pointe Methodist Church to host KC BBQ contest and Friends Day this Sunday

Harvest

Kids to Love to benefit from campaign by Jack’s Family Restaurants

Madison

Hammerhead worms invading Alabama gardens

Madison

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival brings new festival to downtown

Bob Jones High School

National Merit Scholarship Program honors 37 Madison seniors as Merit Semifinalists

Business

‘Journey’ yearbook staff at James Clemens aces Design Wars contest

Madison

Letter to the editor: To our community from the Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Madison

Police Citizens Advisory Committee brings resident cross-section to the table

Business

Chamber to acknowledge Best in Business Awards 2021 on Oct. 19

Madison

Monte Sano Art Festival returns Sept. 18-19

Madison

NYC firefighters’ bravery on 9/11 still impresses Madison fire captain

Harvest

20 years after 9/11, ‘Chicken Soup’ author again thanks Madison police

Harvest

Fantasy Playhouse opens season with ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Madison

Remembering 9-11: MPD officers answered the call to help in NYC after 9/11

Madison

Remembering 9-11: Morning ceremony, Tribute Night planned at Toyota Field

Madison

Jets stay undefeated with Class 7A Region win over Austin

Madison

Trash Pandas squander four-run lead, fall to Barons

Liberty Middle School

Phillips, Saha in prestigious foundation’s Top 300 STEM students

Business

Boeing expanding its Huntsville facilities; groundbreaking held

Madison

Athens man dies in one-vehicle wreck

Discovery Middle School

Excitement reigns as chess players return in Summer Knights tourney

x