We all hear that we should drink more water, but plain water can be boring? Why not why fruit infused water? You can make this refreshing drink and hydrate your body in a tasty way.
I bet you have tried infused water before. Sometimes at fancy Spas or some upper scale gyms they often serve a cucumber infused water. It is completely refreshing, and yes, it is delicious. You can make this at home. Yes, you can buy fruit-flavored waters, but they tend to have ingredients that we can't pronounce. You can make this hydrating water at home. So toss out that juice box, and make some infused waters.
Drinking fruit infused water has benefits. It is made with natural ingredients. You benefit from the natural oils and flavors of the fruit, but you do not get the calories of fruit juice. When you drink the ample amount of water each day you benefit your joints because they are fully lubricated, your organs and function fully when you are hydrated properly. Your skin looks soft, you will counter the dehydration from coffee and alcohol. By the recommended amount of water you will feel full.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to flavors of your fruit infused water. You really can combine just about any type of fruit with any other. The key is not to infuse it for too long. You can infuse the fruit for a few hours, then if your water isn't completely gone you can add more water. Your fruit infused water should be kept in the refrigerator. You may want to get one these handy infusing pitchers like this oneProdyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher.
My Strawberry Lemon Cucumber water is made for a specific reason. Cucumbers will help rid your body of toxins, so it is there for detox. Lemons are added to help balance your pH, and strawberries are there to promote bone and heart health.
You can read more about fruit-infused waters.
Strawberry Lemonade Cucumber Water
Cucumbers to detox, lemons to balance the ph and strawberries to promote bone and heart health.
- 2 quarts water - start with 1 1/2 quarts
- 1/2 small lemon sliced
- 3 ounces cucumber sliced
- 4 ounces of strawberries washed, cored, and sliced
Place sliced fruit in a pitcher and add water to fill the picture. Allow the fruit to infuse for at least 15 minutes before drinking. Optimal flavor is 2 hours. Store infused water in the refrigerator. If you aren't going to drink right away remove fruit, as it can make the water bitter if left in for too long.Print Recipe