If you’re hooked on sugary, processed drinks, it can be difficult to start letting them go. One of my favorite substitutes is infused water. Adding flavor to your water can help you stick with drinking it in place of drinks that have a ton of added sugar. Here are a few popular recipes with some health benefits too!
Grapefruit & Rosemary
Use 1/2 a grapefruit with the rind removed and one sprig of rosemary to brighten up your water. Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6.
Strawberry & Lemon
Use one lemon and five strawberries for this recipe. Remove the rind of the lemon & the tops of the strawberries. The antioxidants in lemons can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.
Watermelon & Mint
For 2 quarts of water, add 4 cups of cubed watermelon and 2 sprigs of mint. Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in watermelon that aids our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. It also helps assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.
Orange & Blueberry
In this recipe, all you need is 2 mandarine oranges and one handful of blueberries. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Lime, Cucumber, & Mint
For a full pitcher (8 cups), use 1 cucumber, 2 sprigs of mint, and 1 lime. Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid with upset stomach or indigestion. Peppermint is also thought to relieve pain and discomfort from gas and bloating.
Be sure to give these infused waters a try! They’re great for keeping your body hydrated throughout the day, and they can provide some fun flavors along the way 🙂