Keeping your body properly hydrated is crucial to maintaining your health. When you're getting enough water, you've got more energy, your skin is clearer, and your mood is better. But for many of us, it's hard to remember to drink water throughout the day—partially because it can be boring and tasteless.
That's why we recommend adding some flavor to your water by infusing it with fruits and herbs. It's a great way to spruce up your water and hopefully have you drinking at least 8 glasses a day.
Citrus fruits, vegetables like cucumber and herbs hold up well over time which make them ideal for infusing. Other fruits like apples, berries and stone fruits (i.e. peaches) infuse delicious flavor but they tend to disintegrate quickly and leave your water a mushy mess. I recommend using a water diffuser pitcher that will keep the fruits, herbs and vegetables separated from your water.
Try these recipes today or share your favorite infused water recipe. Don’t forget to post pics on Your Day and Beyond
2 cup Strawberries chopped + 10 Fresh Basil to 16 cups of Spring Water.
2 cups of Blackberries + 10 Fresh Sage to 16 cups of Spring Water.
1 ½ cups of Raspberries to 8 cups of Spring Water.
2 Lemon sliced thin to 16 cups of Spring Water.
1 Seedless Cucumber sliced thin + 10 Fresh Mint to 16 cups of Spring Water.
2 Lime sliced thin + 10 Fresh Mint to 16 cups of Spring Water.
1 Orange sliced thin + 1 cup Strawberries chopped + 10 Fresh Basil to 16 cups of Spring Water.
1 ½ cups Strawberries chopped + 2 Lime sliced thin to 16 cups of Spring Water.
Infuse 1 gallon of water for 1 hour and enjoy. *Use a muddler for best results.
Infused water is best for 1 day, cucumber infused water can last 3 days.