Strawberry water

15 Jul

strawberry water

It always makes me happy to find a culinary use for things – like strawberry tops – that would otherwise be wasted. And when you read that more than 500 British children a week are admitted to hospital to have teeth extracted as a result of too many sugary drinks and fruit juices, it makes me even happier that my girls seem satisfied to drink this strawberry water. I wouldn’t call it a recipe – I’m pretty sure I just saw a picture of this on Pinterest and worked things out from there…

Strawberry water

  • strawberry tops
  • water
  • mint leaves (optional)
  1. Remove the tops from fresh, washed strawberries and put them in a jug with a lid.
  2. Fill the jug with water and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, until the water turns faintly pink and the strawberries look soggy and washed out.
  3. Pour the water through a strainer and return to the jug, adding mint leaves if you want.

2 Responses to “Strawberry water”

  1. Adam Garfunkel September 9, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Simply refreshing and refreshingly simple!

    • Andrea September 9, 2014 at 7:32 am #

      I love the way the flavour of the strawberry leaves comes through…

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