It has been proven through various studies that you can boost your metabolism just by drinking water. There is, however, another fun, healthy (and fruity) way of drinking this vital source of hydration — flavor-infused water drinks.
When one or more types of vegetables, fruits, and herbs are immersed into cold water and allowed to soak for a good amount of time, the end result is an invigorating mix of cool and fruity flavors. Apart from having a combined source of vitamins and minerals, these drink recipes also offer improved different health benefits that water alone can’t provide.
1. Less Sugar
Flavor-infused water drinks contain a low amount of sugar compared to sodas and bottled juices with high-fructose levels.
Soaked in a refreshing mix of fruits, vegetables, and water, these drinks provide a great source of hydration for quenching your thirst.
3. Better flavor
Fruit infused water drinks provide greater natural flavor than juices that have already been packed and processed for instant consumption.
It is very easy to make flavor-infused waters at home. Even kids can make new recipes for these fun and fruity drinks. You can improve the overall taste and flavor of your infused water by doing the following:
You can make great flavor-infused water drink recipes by using any types of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs of your choice. You can consult a culinary guide to help you in this regard. Commonly used vegetables, fruits, and herbs for these healthy drink recipes may include fresh ginger, citrus berries, mint, melons, etc.
Yes, you can eat all the fruits and herbs after making your fruit infused water. Apart from having a refreshing fix through drinking, nibbling on these colorful healthy treats gives your body fiber for better digestion.
1. Orange and Citrus Blueberry
For this fruit infused recipe, cut two organic oranges without peeling their rind into thin slices and put them in a glass jar with a cup of blueberries. Fill the jar with filtered water and stir it slowly. Put the jar in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to infuse properly.
2. Cucumber and Mint
Slice one organic cucumber into thin pieces even without peeling it and put them into a glass jar. Now add a few fresh leaves of mint to the jar and add water to it. You can put the jar into your fridge for a few hours or overnight after stirring it gently.
3. Basil and watermelon
Peel the rind of watermelon and finely chop it to take two cups of freshly chopped watermelon in your infusion jar. Before adding water into the jar add 10-15 crushed leaves of fresh mint to it. Allow the water to infuse in your refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
4. Pineapple and mint
Slice 1/4th of a pineapple thinly after peeling it and add it into your infusion jar. Now add 10-12 leaves of fresh crushed mint and filtered water to your jar. Store it in the fridge after stirring it gently.
5. Lime and cherry
Take fresh cherries two cups and cut them into halves and put them into the glass jar. Now, take one fresh lime and slice it thinly and add into the jar. Now fill the jar with freshly filtered water and store it into your fridge for at least 4-5 hours to infuse the water properly.
6. Lemon and strawberry
Take 15-20 strawberries and wash and slice them finely before adding into an infusion jar. Now slice a fresh lemon and slice it without peeling its rind and add to the jar. Now fill the jar with water and stir it gently. Put this jar in your fridge for a few hours or overnight to get the best lemon and strawberry fruit infused water.
7. Pineapple and mango
Take one cup finely chopped pieces of pineapple into a glass jar. Add thin slices of peeled mango into the jar and fill it with filtered water and stir it. Put the jar in your refrigerator for a few hours to infuse properly.
8. Raspberry and grapefruit
Slice an organic grapefruit thinly without peeling its rind and put the pieces in a glass jar. Now take half cup of fresh raspberries and muddle them slightly before adding into the jar. Now fill the jar with water and stir it before putting it into the fridge for 4-5 hours.
9. Basil and Pineapple
Slice a fresh pineapple fruit into tiny pieces and add it into a jar with 10-15 muddled leaves of fresh basil. Add water to the jar and allow it to stay overnight before drinking.
10. Orange and grapes
For this recipe, put thin slices of an unpeeled organic orange into a jar and add 2 cups of organic grapes cut into halves and water to it. Put it in the fridge for overnight before drinking.
11. Cinnamon and apple
Add finely chopped apple and one stick of cinnamon in a jar and fill it with water. Allow it to stay in the jar for at least overnight to get the best fruit infused water recipe.
12. Lemon and mint
Put 10-15 freshly muddled leaves of mint in a jar and add a sliced lemon into along with filtered water. Let it remain in the jar for at least 4 hours to get the best fruit infused results.
13. Mint, Honeydew, and Cucumber
Add one thinly sliced cucumber, 10 freshly torn leaves of mint and half cup of honeydew cubes to a jug and fill it with water to drink it after 4-5 hours.
14. Lemon, strawberry, and basil
Mix 5 large freshly torn leaves of basil with one thinly sliced lemon and 1/2 cup of stemmed and sliced frozen or fresh strawberries in a jar filled with filtered water. Allow it to stay for 4-5 hours before drinking.
15. Rosemary, blueberry, and lemon
Add 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, half pint of blueberries and one thinly sliced lemon in a jar filled with water and allow it to stay overnight to get the best results.
16. Ginger, Blackberries, and Orange
Add one thinly sliced orange, a 2-inch piece of thinly sliced and peeled ginger and half pint of blackberries into a jar of filtered water and keep it in the fridge for 4 hours before drinking,
17. Lime, Watermelon, and Kiwi
To make a fruit infused water from these ingredients, put one diced or sliced kiwi, own sliced lime and one cup of watermelon cubes in a glass jar and fill it with water. Drink it after 4-5 hours.
18. Lime, Pineapple, and Coconut
Add one thinly sliced lime, one cup pineapple chunks and one cup chunks of fresh coconut in a jar filled with water. Drink it in the next morning.
19. Ginger, Mango, and Raspberry
Mix half pint of raspberries with a 2-inch piece of sliced and peeled ginger and a peeled and cubed mango in a jar and fill it with water. Drink it after 4-5 hours.
20. Mint, Grapefruit, and Pomegranate
Add half cup of pomegranate fruit seeds, 10-12 torn leaves of mint and one thinly sliced grapefruit in a jar with filtered water to drink it after 5-6 hours.
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