Drinks

DRINKS

Change your food, change your life.

Yes, it may be as simple as that. We all know that many of us are prediabetic because of our food choices.

Together, let’s share recipes that are common and healthy. Let’s learn from each other—life is much easier that way, don’t you think?

Note: Before making any changes to your diet, talk with your healthcare provider and a nutritionist/dietitian to discover what will work for you.

T = tablespoon

t = teaspoon

EVOO = extra virgin olive oil

c = cup

Water

Water is your BFF. If not, it’s time to make an effort at this relationship.

When you’re craving flavor and are resisting junk food, turn to flavored water here and there throughout the day.

Wash and thinly slice the edible parts of two or three fruits, veg, or herbs, placing them into a 2-quart pitcher. You’ll want to fill the pitcher ¼ to ½ full with edibles the first time. For the next pitcher, adjust the amounts according to your taste.

Press on the edibles to release their flavors, fill the pitcher with water and leave in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours. Stir, strain out the edibles and fill your glass. Add ice. Also add fresh produce if you like, or just go with the flavored water.

Will keep for a couple of days, or more. Some people keep the edibles in the pitcher and simply add water as needed over several days, before tossing the (now very tired) edibles. Experiment to find what works for you.

If you prefer sparkling water, fill pitcher halfway with seltzer when infusing. After discarding edibles, fill the pitcher the rest of the way with more seltzer before pouring a glass.

Suggested combinations of flavored water edibles:

Lemon/Mint

Lemon/Lime/Orange

Strawberry/Cucumber

Tomato/Basil

Grape/Mint

Grape/Pear

Pineapple/Mint/Ginger

Watermelon/Rosemary

Blackberry/Sage

Orange/Fennel

Peach/Orange/Lime

Raspberry/Lime

Raspberry/Orange

Mango/Blueberry

Orange/Vanilla Bean

Melon/Mint

Apple/Cinnamon

Rosemary/Ginger

Cherry/Lime

Pomegranate/Pear

Blueberry/Lemon Verbena

Tangerine/Thyme

Grapefruit/Coriander

Peach/Vanilla Bean

Grapefruit/Cardamom

Peach/Lemon/Thyme

Strawberry/Lavender

Blackberry/Orange

Pear/Blueberry

Kiwi/Strawberry/Cucumber

Apple/Cranberry/Pear

Clementine/Nectarine/Basil

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