Today I'm brining you a post that combines my two FAVORITE things. Ditching single-use plastic and avoiding food waste. As you may recall from 8 Innovative Ideas for Using Food Scraps, I talked about a tasty way to use up your strawberry tops.
I'm sharing my favorite infused water recipe with you plus a little story about Dopper, my favorite water bottle. Oh, and I'm giving two away too! I've been getting so many emails from y'all after showing it off in my Zero Waste Kitchen Tour.
I was really excited when Dopper reached out offering to host a giveaway because Justin and I use these bottles daily.
why I love my Dopper:
two cups in one:
It also comes in handy because I go everywhere with Nala. Now, I always have a cup for her to drink out of without contaminating my own water supply.
I also run into lots of wine opportunities living near Napa. Having an instant reusable wine goblet is perfect. Almost every event I go to has a wine stand serving glasses in those small plastic cups.
It'd probably pretty difficult to convince them to pour wine into my stainless steel water bottle. Convincing them to pour wine into an adorable little goblet!? Not an issue at all.
The Dopper bottle has the option for a small mouth and a large mouth. Most bottles have either a small mouth or a large mouth, never both. If I want ice in my bottle, I can use the large opening. When I want to drink water and not spill it all down my front, (has happened with large mouth bottles on more than one occasion) I can do that too.
easy to clean:
The way it comes apart makes it super easy to clean. I don't have a dishwasher, but they are dishwasher safe up to 149F/65C. I know that's important for some you folks.
fighting to end single-use plastic:
They're a certified B Corp and Certified Cradle to Cradle. When I choose to buy things new, I want to support companies that are getting it right.
It would be a rare day for you to find me without my Dopper bottle by my side. I love drinking plain tap water. In fact, I like my water room temp. *audible gasp* I'm probably in the minority, but growing up performing and singing, drinking cold water could seize your vocal chords.
I always drank room temp water and I just got used to it. But, it's good to change things up every now and then! I like to make infused water because it's tasty, a great way to use food scraps, and it's a fun option for parties.
Strawberry tops are often relegated to the compost bin, but they still have life in them. They're great for digestion and make your water taste sweet and summery.
infused strawberry top water:
- 64 oz of water
- 20-30 strawberry tops
- 5-6 sprigs of mint
- 2 a lemons juiced
- 1 lemon sliced
Put the strawberry tops, sprigs of mint, the lemon juice and lemon slices in a 1/2 gallon vessel. Pour warm water over the ingredients and into the vessel. Let it cool in the fridge.
After it's cooled, pour it into you Dopper bottle and get ready to be the envy of all your friends. The Dopper bottle holds 27 ounces, so you'll have plenty leftover or plenty to share.
Speaking of sharing, how would you like to win a Dopper bottle for you and a friend of your choice?
Share your favorite infused water recipe below! I'm thinking of making a yummy citrus recipe for winter. What do you think? What's your favorite way to infuse water?