As much as we know how important staying hydrated is, it can’t be denied that drinking water is not really a flavour-packed act. This is where infused water drinks come in!
Adding fruits, vegetables and herbs to your water gives you the same benefits as plain ol’ H20, plus so much more. In addition to keeping you hydrated and flushing away nasty toxins, infused water drinks are tastier and enhanced with antioxidants and vitamins from what was soaked in them.
To top it off, making these drinks are a cinch — just place all the ingredients into a jug, leave it to infuse for at least 45 minutes, and you’re done! The longer you let the fruit steep in the water, the heavier the flavour becomes.
Whether it’s as a thirst quencher for a hot day or if you want to add a bit more zing into your life as you keep hydrated, here are some deliciously refreshing detox water recipes.
Skin Beautifier: Raspberry Lemon
- 2 liters cold water (serves about 8 1/2 cups)
- 1 lemon sliced
- 3 strawberry sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- a few fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Based on recipe from oGorgeous Gym Boutique
The Thirst Quencher: Watermelon Mint
- 2 liters water (serves about 8 1/2 cups)
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 24 mint leaves
Based on recipe from Reality of You
Sassy Water: Ginger, Cucumber & Spearmint Leaves
- 2 liters water (serves about 8 ½ cups)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
- 12 small spearmint leaves.