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4th of July Berry Blast Recipe
July 1, 2014 | Home >Healthy Kids > In the News >4th of July Berry Blast Recipe

4th of July Berry Blast Recipe

Delicious way to hydrate, and festive too!

Have you ever tried fruit infused water?  It is slightly sweet, cold and incredibly refreshing.  I personally do not like sweetened beverages, even juice.  They are so sweet to me that it just isn’t very refreshing.  Throw some naturally sweet fruit and ice in my water and now you are talking!  I think that it is important that we don’t teach our kids to drink sweetened beverages all of the time, but to be able to enjoy the natural flavors of food and to love drinking water!  The great thing about this 4th of July Berry Blast Recipe is that berries hold up well in water, and so you can also enjoy eating the berries while you drink!  The colors of these berries make it a festive drink for the 4th of July, or just a pretty beverage for any gathering or party.

4th of July Berry Blast. This festive water is a great way to keep kids hydrated!

We think it is fun to use different shapes for ice cubes.  You can find these trays at the dollar store, Ikea, or on Amazon.

4th of July Berry Blast. This festive water is a great way to keep kids hydrated!

 

Place the fruit of your choice in different bowls, and then let your kids choose what they want in their drink.

4th of July Berry Blast. This festive water is a great way to keep kids hydrated!

It is just so pretty, that your kids will love drinking this!  The longer you let the fruit sit in the water, the more flavor it will have.  If you want more immediate flavor, let your kids poke holes in the fruit with their straws.

4th of July Berry Blast. This festive water is a great way to keep kids hydrated!

Make sure to serve this with fun straws!  We like to keep different colors on hand for different occasions.  You can buy them at most party stores, or also here.

4th of July Berry Blast. This festive water is a great way to keep kids hydrated!

Strawberry + blackberry was probably our favorite combination, but you really can’t go wrong with any of these yummy berries!  Enjoy!

Tools We Used in This Post:

Fun Paper Straws:                                   Star Icecube Tray:

  

 

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4th of July Berry Blast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Cold Water
  • Variety of Berries
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cute straws :)
  Place water in a pitcher or individual cups/glasses. Let your kids place ice cubes and fruit in their own beverage. Let it sit for the flavor to infuse, or for more immediate flavor, poke the fruit with a straw to let it release. Enjoy!
written by
Natalie Monson

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