Are you getting bored of drinking water all day? Do you not like the taste? Do you forget to drink enough throughout the day? I am not telling you to stop by any means since there is no easier and more effective detoxification drink than water itself; but how about switching it up?
I’m sure you’ve noticed how almost every few months a new marketing campaign surfaces targeting those in question by offering them alternatives to the non-flavored, plain H20 water. All these options that are suddenly on the market can be overwhelming for many since recognizing what might be another artificially sweetened soda can be quite difficult
Hence, ditch the preservatives, artificial sweeteners, artificial coloring, corn syrup, refined sugar (found in sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks) and keep it safe by making your own nutrient-packed, and tastebud-satisfying water
All you need to know:
–> Fill your pitcher with
- Fruits : Grapefruit, lemon, orange, berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries), pomegranate, apples, grapes
- Vegetables: cucumber, celery
- Herbs: Rosemary, basil, sage, mint, thyme, lavender
- Spices: Cinnamon stick, ginger, pepper
- Water: sparkling or not
Store in a glass, mason jar, glass pitcher, or a water bottle
For more taste, let the water infuse for a few hours, or overnight in the fridge (if you prefer to do that, put the ice after taking it out from the fridge). If you would like to drink it right away, slightly poke your fruits (with a fork for example) for immediate flavor. Keep in mind that the infused water lasts only about 2-3 days in the fridge
The recipes below are refreshing, hydrating, and filled with nutrients. Give them a try!
(The below infused water jars were done by me)
Scrunched basil leaves, halved strawberries – ice and water
Scrunched basil leaves, watermelon slices (cut into thirds or quarters) – ice and water
Orange slices, sliced cucumber, lemon, fresh mint – ice and water
Sliced orange, lime, lemon – ice and water
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – ice and water
Bon appétit !