ok, so i have all this free juice from work - if someone comes out with a new pomegranate juice, they send it to us. the grocery dude looks at it, then it works its way to the free shelf. if i want it, or if no one else wants it so i figure it shouldn't go to waste, i take it. therefore, i have like five things of juice in the cupboard (three pomegranates, a pomegranate-blueberry, a cranberry).
since i don't typically drink straight juice, and none of those juices really lend themselves all that well to the standard chris drink (glass of water, splash of fruit juice), i was wondering how i'd use these juices up. my answer? MINERAL WATER.
i tried it tonight for the first time - mineral water with pomegranate juice. omg, yum. delicious. and mostly water! we all know how i love to be hydrated, but sometimes just don't want to drink the water!
of course, the calories add up - i think i had half a small thing of pomegranate juice tonight (150 cals) in my few glasses of water, so you have to watch quantity - or let your taste buds get accustomed to less juice taste, which did happen for me with the chris drinks - but, then again, the cranberry juice has half the cals. 75 cals for 3-4 glasses of yummy, hydrating drinks seems fair to me. :)
so anyway, try that. TRY IT. mineral water + concentrated juice. i have some blueberry juice to try it with, too. should be interesting! and think of all the antioxidants i'm getting!
oh, and a note about antioxidants i learned the other day - even a small amount of antioxidants does measureable good. throwing fresh herbs on your salad, for example - this makes me want to make use of my lemon balm & mint in the front yard - but they only stay active in your system for about two hours. so keep the green tea - and the brightly-colored food - and the yerba mate - and the herb-infused water - coming!