Cherry Lemon Ice Cubes

Jul 14th

I probably don’t drink enough water. I don’t carry one of those unbreakable bottles everywhere I go and hot water with lemon to start my day sounds depressing – coffee coffee coffee (there’s a dance that goes with that chant). Seltzer saved the day because the bubbles made it fun to drink and took away any funny taste. I got one of those seltzer makers and used it more than once a day. Lately my teeth have been super sensitive and doesn’t my cousin just ruin everything as she recounts to me her chat with her dentist about how seltzer can erode enamel, making teeth more sensitive. Great.

Ok, how to make still water more exciting. I saw this idea in my Clean Eating mag and hopped right to it. I had all the ingredients on hand (sub any frozen – or fresh – fruit that appeals to you) and it came together fast enough. I’ll have to get back to you on whether I actually drink more water because of this, but I definitely have less excuses now.

Keep in mind your water will turn pink (not a terrible thing) and, because it was blended, there might be little bits of cherry or zest in your water as the cubes thaw. If this bothers you then strain your mixture before making cubes. Cheese cloth would work best but a fine mesh strainer works as well. Place it over a bowl and pour mixture through; you’re left with a fresh, flavored, smooth liquid that will make your water perfectly pink and fresh (minus any unpronounceable ingredients).

Cherry Lemon Ice Cubes

Makes about 3-4 dozen large cubes

2 c. frozen cherries

Zest and Juice of 1 lemon

2 c. water

1. Blend together cherries, juice and zest from lemon, and water. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.

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