As temperatures start to rise, it’s the time to put good hydration habits into practice. Aside from being essential to overall good health, proper hydration keeps us feeling alert and helps us avoid headaches and breakouts. Infused waters give an extra boost of nutrients and taste delicious – without adding a ton of extra calories. Having trouble getting in your 8 glasses of water a day? Get in the habit of keeping a pitcher of infused water in your fridge and filling your water bottle before you head out the door.
Try these combinations or make up your own!
- Pineapple lime
- Strawberry thyme
- Mango ginger
- Cucumber mint
- Watermelon kiwi
- BlackBerry orange
- Cherry lemon
- Grapefruit rosemary
Wash fruit and herbs thoroughly and toss them in the bottom of a pitcher. Using a long-handled spoon, lightly muddle the ingredients to release their juices. Fill the pitcher with cold water and keep it in the fridge until ready to drink. Flavours will start to be noticeable right away, but will intensify over a 24 hour period. You can refill your pitcher using the same fruit once or twice, but beyond that the ingredients will lose their flavours.
Entertaining tip: Having friends over for drinks? Set out a pretty pitcher of infused water and fresh glasses for your guests to help themselves to between cocktails. Everyone will thank you for it in the morning!