9 Infused Water Recipes That Will Keep You Hydrated

While drinking plain ole water isn’t a challenge to some, others just find it hard. We all know that water is essential and makes two-thirds of the human body. Being dehydrated gives you a mild headache and that sluggish feeling. Statistics shows that seventy-five percent of Americans suffer from this. Many make the mistake of reaching for a beverage or a glass of juice. What you should know is that they can never be a substitute enough.

To some, water tastes boring, and they can’t manage to take that glass of water to the mouth. Infused water comes in for you. It is healthier than the iced teas, sugary sodas, and lemonades. At the same time, far much exciting than plain water. You will find water infused with  fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables  as the only thing you wanted to drink. Honestly, opening the fridge to find a pitcher of infused water will make you want to drink more and more. Choosing infused water is a healthy and a fun choice at the same time. Here are eight combinations you ought to try:

1. Strawberry, Lime, and Kiwi Infused Water

2 strawberries cut into slices

1/4 lime sliced

1 kiwi peeled and sliced

Cold filtered water

Fill a bottle, Mason jar, glass or pitcher with the ice, strawberries, lime, and kiwi and top up with water. You can drink immediately and refill with water until the flavor is gone. This explosion of fruit flavor will keep you hydrated. Don’t let the infused water last for more than four hours since lime tends to make the drink taste bitter when you exceed four hours.

 

2. Rosemary and Grapefruit 

Grapefruit and rosemary infused water

Ice

¼ grapefruit sliced

1 large fresh rosemary

Cold filtered water

Fill your glass or dedicated bottle with ice, sliced grapefruit, and fresh rosemary. Top up with water. Wait for two hours before drinking. You can refill after drinking until the flavor is gone.

This infused water will leave you refreshed and feeling light. It helps you with your digestion and burning of body fats.

3. Cucumber and Jalapeño 

1 medium cucumber, cleaned and peeled/unpeeled (Depends on preference) sliced

1 jalapeño sliced

Cold filtered water

Fill your glass with the sliced cucumber and jalapeno and top up with water. Wait for thirty minutes before drinking. This water is an excellent detoxifier, with  citrulline  from cucumber that helps your kidney and liver to get rid of ammonia, and  capsaicin  from jalapeno boosting your metabolism.

4. Watermelon and Basil 

Ice

2 slices of watermelon all cut into quarters

A handful of basil scrunched

Cold filtered water

Fill your pitcher with ice, watermelon pieces. Scrunch the basil to allow a fast release of the flavor. Top up with cold filtered water. Wait for at least 1 hour before drinking. This drink serves you with plenty of vitamins. A healthy and fantastic drink for your summer.

5. Lime and Lemon 

Ice

1/2 lime sliced

1/2 lemon sliced

Cold filtered water

Fill your pitcher with ice, lemon slices, lime slices and top up with cold filtered water. You can enjoy immediately or wait for an hour to allow better infusion. Remember, when citrus fruits last for more than four hours, they will make your drink bitter. Unless you like it bitter, don’t allow it to stay that long. This drink will help you with the burning of fats. It is also an excellent detox drink.

6. Grapefruit, Lime, and Orange Infused water

Orange,grapefruit and lime infused water

 

Ice

1/4 lime sliced

1/4 grapefruit sliced

1/4 orange

Fill your glass with ice,

7. Lemon, Cucumber, and Mint

Ice

1/2 lemon sliced

1/4 medium cucumber washed, peeled/unpeeled (depends on your preference) sliced

1/4 glass mint leaves

Cold filtered water

Fill your pitcher with ice, lemon slices, cucumber slices, and mint leaves. Top up with water and allow it to infuse for an hour or more. While the drink serves as a detox, it also aids in your digestion. Additionally, cucumber serves you with anti-inflammatory properties. You might want to drink up all the time.

8. Pineapple, Cucumber, and Mint Water

Ice

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1 medium cucumber, washed, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup pineapple pieces

Cold fresh water

Fill your pitcher or carafe with ice, mint leaves, cucumber slices and pineapple pieces. Top up with water and wait for one hour or more. This drink reduces bloating, increases metabolism and at the same time quenches your thirst. Pineapples will nourish your body will vitamin C, while cucumbers nourish you with potassium and antioxidants. The drink is perfect for a person who does strenuous workouts.

9. Blackberry, Cherry, and Lime Infused Water

Ice

A handful of blackberry

A handful of cherry

1/2 lime sliced

Fill your pitcher with ice, cherry, blackberry and lime and top up with water. Allow to infuse for about two hours. You can drink and refill to get another drink.

This drink does not only look beautiful, it makes you feel beautiful. Rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidants. Helps with your digestion too.

Remember, these are just suggestions, be exploratory. There are a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs out there that you might want to try. You have the liberty to try more and get that taste and flavor you love. Each combo will give you a different taste and flavor, just be wise to choose the flavor that suits you best.

Things to note

benefits of infused water

1. Allowing them to rest for long will give you a strong flavor: A mild to strong taste or flavor will depend on how long you leave the water to infuse. Allowing it to infuse for long gives a strong taste. ,

2. Re-using the fruit for more batches is okay: You can get about four refills with your fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The flavor fades slowly after each refill.

3. Nutritional benefits: Besides hydration, there are more health and nutritional benefits. A reason you want to use infused water more often.

4. Drink it that day: If you want to get the best flavor, drink your infused water that day you make it.

Conclusion

Infused water is amazing to drink. You don’t get that plain taste or weird taste you find in the plain water. If you find it hard to drink water, try using infused water and you won’t regret. It will give you that craving for more water. You will not help but notice the fatigue and headache vanishing after trying the infused water.