Infused Water

Infused Water

How much water should you drink every day? There are dozens of answers floating around out there, from the 8×8 rule to “whenever you’re thirsty”. No matter which theory speaks to you, the reality is that we all probably need to be drinking MORE than we are! By learning how to make infused water, you can make your water taste great with flavors you choose so you’ll actually want to go refill your glass.┬áNot only can this technique help you get your recommended daily fluid intake, it can also help you cut out some of those bad-for-you, sugary beverages like sodas or energy drinks.

Here are a few recipes we like to help you get an idea of how to infuse water. Take this template and start brainstorming your own combinations with your favorite fruits and herbs.

 

Watermelon Basil Water

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon cubed
  • 2-3 sprigs basil
  • 2 liters water

Instructions

  1. Add watermelon and basil to a pitcher and fill with water

  2. Chill for 1 hour before serving

 

Cucumber, Mint and Lime Water

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 5-6 springs mint
  • 4 slices lime
  • 2 liters water

Instructions

  1. Add cucumber, mint and lime to a pitcher and pour water over to fill

  2. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving

Strawberry, Lemon, Ginger Water

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 inch piece raw ginger sliced very thin
  • 2 liters water

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to the bottom of a pitcher and fill with water

  2. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving



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