There’s nothing better than a glass of cold water on those hot, summer days. But who says that this water can’t be… infused with a little extra flavor kick?
Wondering what we mean?
Infused water is the easiest way to hydrate, detox and rejuvenate your body. Its great taste, next to nothing calories and easy prep, are just a few of the reasons it has quickly become one of the most popular trends of the year.
Anyone can make it:
All you have to do is add your favourite fruit, veg and herbs to some water, in a glass container with a sealable top, and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours. The combination possibilities are countless. Find a few simple staple recipe ideas below and get inspired to make your own!
o Water with strawberries and basil: 4-5 strawberries cut in small pieces, a few finely chopped basil leaves, ½ lemon or lime cut in slices
o Water with apple and cinnamon: 2.5 green apples cut in thin slices, 4 cinnamon sticks
o Water with orange and mint: 1 orange cut in slices, ½ lemon or lime cut in slices, 1 small cucumber cut in slices, a few finely chopped spearmint leaves
o Water with cucumber and pepper: ½ cucumber, 1 medium red pepper, ½ tsp pink pepper, 1 rosemary spring
o Water with mint and citrus fruit: 6 fresh spearmint leaves, 1 peeled and cut tangerine, ½ orange, ½ sweet lemon
o Water with pear and pomegranate: ½ pear, ¼ cup of peeled pomegranate
*Mix the ingredients mentioned in the recipes above with 1 litre of water
Your infusion can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days up to one week, depending on the ingredients. If you want to keep it for a longer period of time, you can blend the ingredients together, store the mixture in ice cube trays and add them to your bottle of water whenever you want to.
So, experiment with your own flavours and make this summer a little more enticing with refreshingly nutritious infused water, made exactly as you like it.