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Friday, June 27, 2014

Easy and Refreshing Blueberry Spritzers

During the long and hot summer it is so important to stay hydrated. In an effort at better health I have been trying very hard to wean myself off of cola. (I wish somebody would make a patch for that! :) I drink as much water as I can, but sometimes I want a little more flavor with hardly any effort or extra calories.


Keep reading to see the 3 simple ingredients and 2 great tips!

This fizzy drink uses cold club soda, blueberries and just a few drops of water enhancer.

Tip#1: Do your blueberries sink to the bottom when adding them to drinks? Just pop them into the freezer for a few minutes and they will float.


Tip # 2: Prepare a bit of the flavored water and pour it into an ice cube tray. That way as the cubes melt on a hot day you won’t be left with a watered down drink!

My family loves to create other favor combinations too. I also freeze pure lemon juice then add the cubes to plain water, cola, or use them whenever a recipes calls for it. Raspberries in plain water taste fabulous in lemonade.


Pour yourself a glass, add a fun striped straw and enjoy!


What is your go to summer beverage?


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GSGreatEscaper said...

Water or iced tea with lemon! Nothing better than really strong tea made in a glass pitcher and ready to pour from the fridge.

Marcia Pilar said...

Sounds and looks DIVINE, esp for this Florida girl.
Must try.

ellen b. said...

This would be a great beverage to serve at a 4th of July party. My annual 4th party isn't happening this year since Dear and I will be across the pond but I'm book marking this for the future.

Lorrie said...

Such a pretty drink. I like plain tap water that has been chilled in a glass jug with stems of mint and sliced lemon. So refreshing!

Julie V said...

I agree with Ellen that this would be a great 4th of July drink. Thanks for sharing.
My favorite go to summer drink... probably a green smoothie with strawberry and banana and LOTS of ice in it. We go through bananas so quickly when it's hot because I love them.
Thanks for the recipe!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, this really does sound so refreshing. I need to get off the cola habit. This is one to try.

Karena Albert said...

I am preparing this over the weekend, Laura as I too am drinking as much water as possible this summer. I had not seen the MIO FIT before.

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Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My kids love the MIO drink flavors. You've made it looks so stylish!

Debbiedoos said...

mmm..this sounds so good. My Mom just made me a special water while visiting her. I will be sharing soon. So refreshing. I will have to try this one too!! It's so good for our bodies and skin.