pimped up ice cubes

recipe  1st June 2015 by

Make plain water that little bit more exciting to drink, and keep yourself cool in this gorgeous hot weather - welcome to the world of pimped up ice cubes.

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ice tray
ice cubes

favourite combinations:

  • Lemon and goji berries
  • Crushed blueberries
  • Pineapple and mint
  • Cucumber and lime

As the ice cubes melt, the subtle flavours and natural nutrients from the fresh fruits, herbs, spices and veggies will naturally diffuse into your water making your taste buds happy but also giving you some added nutritional goodness.

ice tray

ingredients to pick ‘n mix from:

Herbs: Lavender, mint, rosemary, thyme, sage
For a citrus touch: Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges
Summer reminder: strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries (I like to stock up in the summer and keep them stored in my freezer so I have a year round supply of summer berry infused water in the winter months)
Tropical burst: kiwi, mango, pineapple, watermelon
Veggies: cucumber, celery, beetroot
Spices: ginger, cinnamon stick
Other winners: apples, pear, grapes, rose hips, goji berries

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These are my favourite ice cub combinations, but if you have any inventive flavours that you’ve tried and tested, then it share it with your fellow grazers by pinning this post, and share your creation on Instagram or twitter so everyone can enjoy your ideas!

Jess, graze nutritionist

ingredients

  • mint leaves
  • chopped strawberries
  • graze dried blueberries
  • chopped cucumber
  • sliced lime
  • rosemary

instructions

Chop up your fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices into ice cube sized pieces or puree them in a blender.

Add your blend to the ice cube trays with water, and freeze.

Drop your ice cubes into your glass of water, sip and enjoy!

Once your ice cube has thawed and you’ve reached finished the glass, enjoy the defrosted fruit or veggies.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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