Fruit-infused waters are a wonderful and refreshing drink option for summer or whenever you want a refreshing drink. It can also be a trick to drink more water if you or your kids don’t like regular water.
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Infusing water with ingredients like fruit, herbs and spices will make a big difference in the flavour and also give more benefits from the ingredients added. So try these infused water recipes!
They use micronutrient-rich herbs, fruits, and vegetables for thirst-quenching flavours with added benefits.
1. Cucumber Mint
Thinly slice one cucumber (peel if it isn’t organic). Add the sliced cucumbers to a 2 L glass jar, then add 8 fresh mint leaves, and fill with filtered water. Stir gently and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Cucumbers are a good source of fibre, particularly in the skin
2. Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint
Thinly slice one grapefruit. Add 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds and 10 mint leaves to filtered water. Stir gently and put in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for the flavour to develop.
The powerful nutrient combination of fibre, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline in grapefruit helps to maintain a healthy heart. Pomegranate is also a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
3. Watermelon, Mint, and Cucumber
Fill your glass with wedges (including the rind), but fill with cubes and muddle the melon flesh. Then add one thinly sliced whole cucumber to a 2 L glass jar with filtered water. Add mint for extra freshness. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and store in the refrigerator.
4. Citrus Blueberry
Slice two organic oranges and into thin slices (leave the rind on for better flavour). Add sliced oranges and 1 cup of blueberries to a 2 L glass jar. Add filtered water to fill the jar and stir gently. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and store in the refrigerator.
The fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content in blueberries support heart health. As for citruses, they’re a good source of vitamin C.
5. Pear Vanilla Water
Pear, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla bean is one of the most unique infused water recipe. Ginger helps improve digestion, eases nausea and boosts your immune system while quenching your thirst.
Add thinly sliced pear to a 2 L filtered water with cinnamon, vanilla bean and ginger. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and store in the refrigerator.
Which infused water recipe you’re excited to recreate? Don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends and family!
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