One of the phrases that I hear from Hubby a lot (and I mean a lot), is “I’m so tired of drinking water.”
It’s my ‘fault’ that he feels that way. I drink a lot of water. Yes, yes, I have coffee in the morning and up until recently, one can of Diet Coke a day. Once noon hits, however, all caffeine is turned away and all I drink is water. Glass after glass of it.
Because I enjoy water so much, I don’t think of buying other kinds of drinks while I’m at the grocery store.
Truth be told, I was probably scarred for life because I’m one of the generation that had to watch a giant legged and armed pitcher of Kool Aid crash through buildings, into bedrooms, run across fields and make all manner of violent runs at children during commercials.
Who would drink anything but water after seeing that time and time again?
Dudette follows in my footsteps as far as water goes. She’s happy drinking just that. We have no sugar-laden boxes or foil packets of juice in the house.
The sugared drinks that we do have are for Hubby. It used to be Gatorade, but after showing him the ingredient list and convincing him that since he does nothing that requires quick electrolyte replacement, so the stuff’s the same as Kool Aid, we started buying the flavored drink packets and that, along with sweet tea, is what he drinks.
Me, I’d rather have water.
A neighbor gave us a beautiful cantaloupe recently and I knew I’d need to do more than just chunk it up for a snack. All You has a beautiful drink spread on pages 94 and 95 so it was the perfect opportunity to give one of them a shot, especially since it’s so easy.
This recipe consists of just cantaloupe, pineapple chunks, ice and orange juice. And a blender.
In the time it would take for me to type that I didn’t like this, Dudette will chug three glasses of the stuff. She did. And I didn’t. Which is not too unexpected since cantaloupe isn’t my favorite fruit either. She would have had more, but I had to stop her because….well, you know.
So, from my perspective, I can’t say this is good because I didn’t care for it. From perspective of a mom who watched her child drink sunshine, vitamins, water and no sugar in three big glasses, I’m saying go for this drink with gusto.
What I’d Do Different Next Time
From Dudette’s standpoint, nothing.
- 2 cups chopped ripe cantaloupe
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- ½ cup orange juice
- In a blender, mix cantaloupe, pineapple, orange juice and three cups ice. Blend well, adding more juice or water, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
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