I've been longing to make my own healthy, homemade vitamin water so I finally took a few minutes to experiment. This is the real stuff. No artificial additives or sweeteners.
I used a combination of Stevia and raw honey. Feel free to substitute your favorite *natural* sweetener. One quarter teaspoon of Stevia powder extract is equivalent to 1/8 cup of sugar.
Feisty 'n Free Strawberry Kiwi Vitamin Water
¼ teaspoon of Stevia powder extract
½ Tablespoon unfiltered, raw honey
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 ½ cups of filtered, room temperature water
1 whole kiwi (peeled and cut into large chunks)
4-6 strawberries, depending on size (fresh or frozen and defrosted)
blender or small food processor
(2) one-quart size mason jars
strainer or nut milk bag
Put the Stevia, honey, and lemon juice into the mason jar.
Add water into mason jar, and stir well to dissolve and mix.
It’s important that the water is not cold so the Stevia and honey can easily dissolve.
Puree the fruit in a blender or food processor, or manually cut it up into small pieces.
Add the fruit to the liquid in the mason jar.
Close lid tightly and shake to mix well.
Refrigerate for 24-48 hours in order to allow the flavors of the fruit to infuse with the water.
Remove from refrigerator.
Strain the liquid using a handheld strainer or a nut milk bag. Strain it into another quart mason jar or any other container of your choice.
Enjoy your vitamin water!
© 2014 MaryAnn Broussard