Infused water

I am not a fan of water I have been known to cringe, shiver and even gag when I drink H2O!

I know I have to drink it to stay hydrated and I know it is a necessity for good health and being balanced but it is a hard thing for me to get enough water every day so I had to come up with ideas to make it happen.

One idea was a straw, this for some reason makes it easier to get past my picky palate. Another way to get the daily quota of water is to infuse it with other flavours. Tricking my taste buds is a smart why to enjoy a drink of H2O and with the hot weather here I keep a glass jar of infused water in my fridge most of the time. Infused water is detoxifying and quenching.

My favourite infused water is plain and simple lemon but I also enjoy the combo of cucumber and strawberry or raspberry, lemon and mint.

 

 

Fruit, vegetable and herb combos~Strawberry+cucumber+lime+mint, Grapefruit+blackberry+basil, Raspberry+lemon+rosemary…

Fruit combos~orange, blueberry, pineapple, lime, raspberry, kiwi…

Non fruit~cinnamon, rose petals, lavender, fennel, allspice…

And the lists go on!

There are so many ways to enjoy infused water. What flavours of infused water are your favourite?

How to make infused water: In a glass pitcher or jar add the combo you want to try then add water and ice.  Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. I make three jars the night before, I make one lemon and the other two different combos so I have it available all day, then add ice as I pour a new glass. Will last up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Water drinking facts: It is recommended that adults drink eight, 8 ounce glasses of water a day. To know if you are getting enough water throughout the day is to make sure your urine is the colour of straw/hay, a very light yellow, if not…..drink up!

Cheers ~ Andrea

 

 

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