7 Refreshing Fruit Infused Water Recipes
The summer heat can take its toll on your body. Staying hydrated is ultra-important, especially during the scorching months when the heat index can reach triple digits, but guzzling water can get old (we totally understand). Adding some flavor to your H2O not only makes rehydrating more enjoyable, but there are a number of recipes that can give you a health boost as well!
There are few things more refreshing than the invigorating burst of fresh mint. Try strawberry mint water by grabbing:
Add your ingredients to fresh water and ice, shake or stir, and enjoy!
Benefit: Mint soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation.
We simply can’t get enough of fresh mint this summer, but this recipe gives a much different flavors. Gra a pitcher, and add:
This mixture is good for 64 ounces of water and you can leave it in the fridge for a day or two.
Benefit: Grapefruits are known to be great for heart health. Try some fresh red grapefruit for a positive influence on your blood lipid levels, especially triglycerides.
Is there a more official fruit of summer than watermelon? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Add a bit of basil and you have an amazingly fresh, crisp drink.
Benefit: Watermelon basil water is a great detox system. The basil is also packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.
The sweet juice of a mandarin orange only gets better if you add it to a handful of blueberries and purified water.
Benefit: The oranges offer a great immune booster with the Vitamin C and the overload of antioxidants from the blueberries will help you fight off any summer cold for sure!
Who needs happy hour when you have this sweet drink? Pack your purified water full of:
Benefit: Limes are known to help boost digestion, improve skin, and support weight loss.
Who needs the fall to celebrate the unmistakable scent and flavor or cinnamon? Pair that with your favorite apple, and you have a year-round favorite. You’ll need:
Benefit: Not only does cinnamon help protect the heart, but it also fights against diabetes and other diseases.
If sipping something with a little kick is more your taste, strawberry jalapeno infused water is the recipe for you. Add together:
The jalapeno will give your water a bit of a spice, but the sweetness of the strawberry still allows it to be refreshing.
Benefit: The benefits of jalapenos are numerous. The pepper supports weight loss, relieves headache pain, reduces inflammation, and aids digestion.