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Infused water can be a really awesome and fun way to get a few nutrients. Another great thing about it, is that your body will love it because actual water is way more hydrating than any of the drinks that are marketed and being great for hydration. One thing you might be wondering though, is how to get started with making infused water. Fortunately, you’re about to begin reading an article that contains everything you’ll need to know about making your very own batches of infused water.
What You’ll Need
In order to make these recipes, you’ll need just a few things. First of all, you need a good container like a large jar that seals shut. Fill it a little more than ¾ the way up with some filtered or tap water, and grab your favorite ingredients. Pitchers are also great for infused water if you want to make a larger batch.
Citrus and Mint
Here is a really great recipe that will refresh and cool you down. Find your favorite citrus fruit and cut it into fourths. Slice each of the fourths into slices with peel that are about a centimeter wide and place them in the container filled with water. Grab a few pieces of freshly picked mint leaves, and you might even want them still on the entire shoot. Let the drink sit for at least 4 – 5 hours before drinking because mint will take some time to absorb completely. Ice can be optional.
This is a great recipe full of powerful antioxidants. Peel 2 kiwis and slice them into coins that are about half a centimeter each. Place the kiwi slices into the water, then lightly agitate or lightly break apart some blackberries and drop them into the water. Be sure to let the mixture sit for a while until the water begins to take on some of the color of the berries. Once the water no longer gets any darker than it is ready.
This drink can be great and help you to get extra water off of your body. Slice the pineapple into about 3 – 4 rings that are about a centimeter wide, and then cut the rings in 8 sections. Cut the cucumber into coins that are about a half centimeter or less in thickness, and place all of it into the water. Let the water sit until it begins to color, or about 4 hours.
Strawberry Lime Cucumber
Cucumber makes a great addition to almost any infused drink. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and citric acids, which help to break down mineral deposits in the gallbladder. Take some strawberries and drop them into the water. They can be cut or whole. Then, cut the lime into coins. Make them thin and you can leave the skin on. After that is done, cut the cucumber into coins and place all of the cut matter into the container. Let it sit for about 3 hours and you’ll have a great healthy drink. It can also help you to lose weight.
Tomato Celery Basil
Here is a drink that has more fragrant flavor. The celery should be organic so that you don’t ingest as many pesticides from your food. Cut a long stalk of celery into strips and place it into the water. Cut the tomato into 8 slices and put it into the container. Then, put in a shoot of basil and let it sit for 5 – 6 hours. Celery is highly alkaline and will help to control stomach acids. Tomato is good at helping the body to control cholesterol.
Cucumber Lemon Watermelon
If you need serious vasodilation, watermelon is a good thing to put in your infused drinks. Lemons are high in vitamin C, so they can help you to strengthen your immune system.
To make this drink, cut the cucumber into coins and place them into the water. After this step is finished, cut the lemon into coins and drop it into the water. You can leave the rind on the watermelon of you like, but cut the watermelon into cubes or any other fun shapes.
Mint Cucumber Jalapeno
This one is pretty straight forward. Heavy dose of vitamin C, drop in mint, cut cucumber into coins and then make a slit into a single jalapeno. Let it sit for 3 hours and serve chilled.