Water is essential to maintain bodily functions, but it is not always easy to get enough during our busy days. And let’s be honest – plain water can get boring.
With these refreshing and simple infused recipes, water can be healthy, delicious and fun. All you need are a few ingredients.
Raspberry and Orange
Raspberry and orange = summer in a glass. Grab one thinly sliced orange and one pint of raspberries (thinly crushed) in a pitcher, then add two quarts of water. Refrigerate for two to four hours, stir well and strain to remove the solids. Finish it with a few ice cubes.
Watermelon and Mint
A hot day calls for a watermelon and mint infused water. This quick and easy recipe calls for four cups of ½- inch watermelon cubes and six springs of mint (lightly crushed). Add these to a pitcher with two quarts of water. Refrigerate for two to four hours, stir well, strain to remove the solids and enjoy!
Apple and Cinnamon
If you think you cannot enjoy infused water in the fall, think again. This apple and cinnamon water recipe is a treat for your tastebuds. Place two thinly sliced apples and four cinnamon sticks in a pitcher, then add two quarts of water. Refrigerate for two to four hours, stir well, then strain to remove the solids.
Strawberries and Sugar-Free Lemonade
Who knew lemonade could be healthy? For this summery infused water, grate a few fresh strawberries into a water pitcher. Squirt in a few drops of sugar-free lemonade — Crystal Light or Dasani Drops are good choices. Allow the mixture to sit for two to four hours, then refrigerate.
Tomato, Celery and Bell Pepper
If fruit is not your thing, we suggest this tangy, unique blend of tomato, celery and bell pepper in your water. Place one diced tomato, two chopped celery stalks and one small, diced red bell pepper in a pitcher, then add two quarts of water. Refrigerate the ingredients for two to four hours, then stir well and strain the solids.
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