Try these Yummy Infused Water Recipes
We all know we need to be drinking more water- but sometimes it hard. Whether you are not thirsty, you forgot, you didn't pack your water on the go, or drinking plain water is just boring- it often happens the day slips away and we haven't had enough.
Reasons to drink more water include:
- maintain a healthy weight
- improve energy levels
- improve skin elasticity and appearance
- improve digestion- keeps things moving!
- this list could go on and on!
Signs you are not drinking enough water:
- dry mouth
- rarely urinating
- dark yellow urine
- there are many more signs, but those are a good start.
Infusing water with fresh fruits and herbs is a yummy and healthy way to drink more! It adds flavor, color and nutrients!
Here are a few tips to get started:
- use organic whenever possible. when you are soaking the fruit/ herb in your water, you do not want to be drinking any leftover chemicals that has been applied.
- wash it up before putting it in your water.
- use a variety of foods until you find a mixture that you like.
- mix up in the evening, and let it soak overnight- this will give you the most flavor and health benefits.
- use a jar(with lid- like a mason jar) or a glass water bottle.
- use cool or cold water unless you are making into a tea, or a hot lemon drink.
Recipes to try:
The best recipes are the ones that you can change up with whatever ingredients you have on hand. I want to keep it simple, so use these suggestions as a guide, and create your own yummy infused water with foods that you love! As for amounts, start with a little bit and increase to your taste. The goal here is to drink more water, so add as much as you want to your liking.
- Lemon - lemon is one of the most popular things people to add to water, its refreshing, great for digestion and super easy. Cut lemon in half and use a lemon squeezer to add to water. Or you can slice it up and toss it in with rind still on.
- Cucumber- if you ever go to the spa, this is a popular drink. Cucumbers add a nice, light flavor and are a very simple addition. Easiest way is to slice the cucumber and add slices to your water.
- Mint - sipping on mint water is very refreshing. Its great for digestion and can be mixed with either of the above to create a nice flavor. Just a few small mint leaves add a lot of flavor.
- Rosemary - I love fresh rosemary, its so invigorating. Cut a sprig and give it a good shake once you put in the water to get the flavor to come out. It can get quite strong so start with a small piece.
- Ginger- This one is also great for digestion. Drink it in times of stress, such as road trips to settle the tummy, or when you have nerves about a big event!
- Pineapple- Pineapple sweetens the water up just right. Its great mixed with mint or ginger! This is one drink you might want to put a little umbrella in ;-)
- Grapefruit- Cut into slices and is great mixed with ginger or rosemary. Very refreshing!
I hope you enjoy these water infusions. If you want more simple, healthy living tips, stay in touch and sign up for my updates below.
Gaylene Gomez, NNCP, C.H.N.
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I would LOVE to hear your favorite ways to infuse water - please use the comment box to share your ideas or comment which ones you want to try!