Life is crazy. I've admitted that. But I am determined to not let this blog slack off....again.
Water. The necessity of hydration. And a fun way to keep it fresh. That's what I'm talking about people.
Yes. I've posted about this before. But I think it's important. And let's be honest...did you really read it the last time?
We are a people consumed with sugary caffeinated beverages. Do you realize how horrid this is for you? Not preaching. Yes preaching.
I have found this to be an incredibly easy and fun way to keep the water flowing.
And...honestly? I attest my great skin to the amount of water I drink. I'll be 46 in a couple weeks...dang....but I am firmly convinced water keeps my skin fresh. So really...what do you have to lose? Nada. Zilch. Zero. Zip.
Drink more water! We hear it ALL the time! In fact I have a weird self rule. Are you ready to see how strange I truly am? My rule? When I walk through the kitchen - for whatever reason - I chug a glass a water. My glass sits out all day.
However, even knowing I drink enough water, sometimes I want to step up the water game a little. That's where infused water comes in. I LOVE flavored water. I love seeing huge canisters with beautiful floating fruit. But let's face it. Not convenient. Real world here.
In steps my Zing Anything - I like to call it a "zinger". My sweet friend Audrey told me about this little wonder - so I went to my trusty Amazon.com
and "picked one up". Not cheap - as far as water bottles go - but I literally use it EVERY single day.
So easy to make. Incredibly refreshing. And it's as easy as doing "the twist".
zinger for flavoring your water
Here's the low down. Add your ingredients (I have my favorite combinations below) add the grinder blades…give it a twist. Screw it back together. Give it a shake and let it steep for about 20 minutes! Done! The recommended infusion shelf life is three days for all beverages, if refrigerated. If you plan to consume your Zing creation within a 12-hour period then no chilling is required. Done. Bam. Flavored water.
Here are the very complicated instructions. *inserted sarcasm necessary*
Slice up your ingredients:
Add them to the infusing compartment:
Give her a good twist or two or ten:
Screw it back together - fill with ice and cold water - shake shake shake - steep for 10-15 minutes….VIOLA!
I refill mine with water about 3-4 times per ingredient mix. Then I start over. As long as I start with it full of ice it seems to stay very cool all day long!
You can use any fresh fruit (except bananas — ewww gross) - add in some herbs, and spices.
Also, I am NOT a fan of drinking out of portable coffee thermos' or water bottles…so that made me a bit nervous. This one is actually comfortable to drink out from. Does comfortable even make sense? Well, you catch my drift!
Zinger has a bunch of other type of infusers as well. One specific to citrus. One for kids. One for vodka…yes seriously. And even one for salad.
If you purchase through my Amazon link by clicking here ----> CLICK ME
or clicking on the photo below…Amazon will reward me with a dime…or maybe a quarter…ooooo goodie! But it's something bloggers do :)
Zinger did not ask me to write this post. This is truly something I love and use…thus my desire to share with you! Let me know if you have one…or if you buy one. Zinging is always better with friends!
Here's some of my favorite combinations:
- Minty Cucumber Lime
- 1/2 a cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 a lime, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Strawberry-Lemon with Basil
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 a lemon, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- Watermelon Mint
- 1 cup cubed watermelon
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Orange Blackberry
- a small chuck of orange (peeled)
- one large strawberry
- 3-4 blackberries