Friday, November 21, 2008

fruit elixir water

After returning from our trip to Florida I was a little hesitant to see what effect vacationing had had on my waistline.

With great reluctance I forced myself on the scale.

And the scale, bless its little heart, met my request with equal reluctance.

"Umm . . . ," the scale began,

"Well, . . . yah . . . " it hemmed and hawed

"Hey! It's great to see you! Did you have a good trip?" it said, stalling, trying to delay revealing it's secret.

But I pressed on,

That's right. It said "Err, ummmm, we-ell, if you insist. . ."
And then it became obvious that the Disney Walk Your Feet To Bloody Stumps Exercise Plan was not enough to combat the Theme-Park Food and High-Carb Continental Breakfast Diet Plan.

So this Good Food Friday I am going to share a fabulous diet recipe with you. I call it

I Can't Believe It's Water! Magical Fruit Elixir Water

Sliced fruit:

whole mint leaves

Water (or if you're feeling fancy, mineral water)

Place any combination or even just a single selection of sliced fruit in a pitcher, cover with water and ice. Let stand to diffuse the essence of fruit throughout the water.


And repeat.

Several of the hotels we've stayed at in the past year have had different combinations of this fruit elixir water out for consumption by their guests. And I have to say, I'm a fan! I especially like the name elixir. It sounds so fancy and exotic.

If you're feeling really adventuresome, try some sliced vegetable in water -- like cucumber.

But I'd probably suggest you stay away from the broccoli. Broccoli Elixir Water just couldn't be good. No matter how much you tried.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

No worries here- Me no likey broccoli-

The hotel in Kauai had such loveliness, but we didn't hang out in the the lobby much- too much fresh pinapple and papaya in our rooms- not to mention chocolate and mac nuts!

Kate said...

you just need to get food poisoning, it works wonders on your waistline.

Allyson said...

The scale is evil.

Cucumber water is very yummy, but I agree that there are other veggies (namely broccoli) that would not make good elixir.

Amber said...

Is that the recipe you served at Young Women in Excellence? I think I could live on that water.