With the weather warming up it becomes even more important to stay hydrated.  As pool/BBQ season begins it can be difficult to find healthy ways to stay hydrated, especially when you want something other than plain water.  Here is a healthy drink that is simple to make and sure to hydrate.  It can also be made ahead of time for larger gatherings and looks beautiful in a glass pitcher or jar.  All you need is a 2-quart pitcher or a mason jar and a muddler or wooden spoon.  Make sure that you wash your fruit well beforehand and buy organic raspberries.  

Raspberry Lime Water

Ingredients:

-2 limes, quartered

-1 6oz container of raspberries

-Ice

-Filtered water

Instructions:

Take the quartered limes and squeeze the juice into pitcher/jar with your hands and then toss the squeezed lime quarters in as well.  Add the raspberries and using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the fruit gently to release some juices, being careful not to pulverize the berries.  Fill the pitcher/jar with ice and add water to the top.  Stir, cover, and refrigerate.