Now that I’m am in my 30’s shrinking the mid section has been quite a challenge. I drink water like it’s going out of style. I just started infusing it and I have seen a huge difference. Since I love fruit so much it was easy for me to infuse my water. The benefits of infusing your water include helping with weight loss and detoxing. It also helps your digestive health. Since water gives you hydration it is important that you drink at least 4-8 glasses a day based on your weight, in order to improve digestive health and maintaining regular bowel movements. Infusing water also improves mood and energy levels, and boosts immune function. Try your best to add some of these recipes to your daily routine. If you don’t like the taste of plain water infusing is a way to help with the taste and also give you an added boost to maintain your overall health. To see the recipes that I use check them out below.
Until Next Time,
Infused Water Recipes
1. Cucumber Mint
Thinly slice one cucumber. Add the sliced cucumbers to a ½ gallon glass jar, add 8 muddled fresh mint leaves, and fill with filtered water. Stir gently and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
2. Citrus Blueberry
Add sliced oranges and 1 cup of blueberries to a gallon size glass jar. Add filtered water to fill the jar and stir gently. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and store in refrigerator.
3. Pineapple Mint
One of my favorites! Peel and thinly slice about 1/4 of a pineapple. The more thinly sliced the pineapple, the more flavor it will infuse. Add to a ½ gallon size glass jar with 10-12 leaves of muddled fresh mint. Add filtered water to fill and stir gently. Store in refrigerator.
4. Watermelon Basil
Add about 2 cups of finely chopped fresh watermelon (without rind) to a gallon-size glass jar. Add 15 leaves of muddled basil and filtered water to fill. Store in refrigerator and allow at least 4 hours to infuse.
5. Strawberry Lemon
Add 15 fresh strawberries, washed and finely sliced to a ½ gallon glass jar. Add one sliced lemon with rind on. Fill with water. Stir gently and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator and enjoy.
6. Cherry Lime
Add two cups of fresh cherries, cut in half, and one fresh lime, sliced into thin slices, to a gallon-size glass jar. Add water to fill. Mix gently and store in refrigerator until ready to drink.
7. Grapefruit Raspberry
Add one grapefruit, thinly sliced with rind on, to a gallon-size glass jar. Then add ½ cup slightly muddled fresh raspberries. Add water and mix well. Store in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before drinking.
8. Mango Pineapple
Peel and thinly slice one fresh mango. Add to ½ gallon glass jar. Add 1 cup of finely chopped pineapple and filtered water. Allow to infuse in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours before drinking.
9. Grape Orange
Place 2 cups of halved organic grapes into a gallon-size glass jar. Add one orange, thinly sliced with rind on. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
10. Pineapple Basil
Add ¼ of a sliced fresh pineapple and 15 leaves of muddled fresh basil to a half-gallon jar. Add filtered water. Infuse overnight and enjoy.