Infused Detox Water

We’d like to think staying hydrated in this heat isn’t too hard! But sometimes we just need some innovative ways to sneak those extra couple of glasses in throughout the day. After all, our bodies are made up of 70% water, if drinking half your body weight of water seems like a challenge, we’ve got a solution for you… Infused detox water! Let’s be honest, the main health claim for detox water is the water itself more than the ingredients, but hey if flavoured water makes us drink more then we’re all for it.

By keeping hydrated, you’re improving your mood, energy levels and helping your digestive system. Read on to find out how to make infused water and our 5 delicious infused water combinations.

Choose your ingredients

Try to use organic produce, we don’t want any pesticides or contaminants floating around in our water! Opt for filtered or bottled water. If you’re after something a little bit more indulgent, try using sparkling water.

Prepare your ingredients

Slice up your produce into large bite sized portions and add it to your glass pitcher, mason jar or water bottle. Gently muddle your ingredients with a spoon to release more flavour.

Add water

Add your choice of still or sparkling water and let it infuse for around 30 minutes. Infused water can be refrigerated for 1-2 days. Keep in mind the peel on citrus fruits will leave a bitter taste if left for too long. You can keep topping up more water over the ingredients until there isn’t much flavour left!

 

5 Infused Detox Water Recipes

We’ve collected 5 of our favourite recipes and explain the benefits of each ingredient. However keep in mind that infused water is no substitute for the nutrients and vitamins you can get from a juice or from eating fruit and veggies!

Lemon, Rosemary & Thyme

Lemon is a great source of Vitamin C and helps to flush harmful toxins whilst also assisting in weightloss. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth. Whilst thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. It’s also a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.

1 litre of filtered water

½ lemon

5 sprigs of thyme

2 sprigs of rosemary

Watermelon & Basil

Watermelon is full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, watermelon is also packed with lycopene and amino acids, all combining to contribute towards healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefitting from antioxidants. Basil acts as a great anti-inflammatory, fights depression, supports liver function and helps detoxify the body.

1 litre of filtered water

¼ watermelon chopped into cubes

¼ cup basil leaves

 

Cucumber, Green Apple & Mint

Cucumbers are a good sources of fiber, particularly in the skin. They also provide potassium and magnesium. Green apples have low fat content, maintain good blood flow throughout the body, they’re rich in Vitamin A and C and fight against aging. Mint has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which work wonders on acne prone skin.

1 litre of filtered water

1 green apple

½ cucumber

¼ cup mint leaves

Green Apple, Red Apple & Cinnamon Sticks

Much the same as green apples, red apples are low in fat, they’re great for your heart, promote good bacteria and contains compounds that can help fight asthma. Cinnamon has great anti-inflammatory properties, is loaded with antioxidants and can lower blood sugar levels.

1 litre of filtered water

½ green apple

½ red apple

2 cinnamon sticks

Pineapple, Lime & Coconut Flakes

Pineapples are loaded with nutrients, contain disease fighting antioxidants, eases digestion and boosts immunity. Lime improves digestion, fights infections, reduces inflammation and lowers blood sugar. Eating coconut meat may stabilise blood sugar, improve immunity and brain health.

1 litre of filtered water

¼ pineapple chopped into cubes

½ lime

Sprinkle of coconut flakes

Do you have a favourite blend? Let us know in the comments below!

Author: Sol Cleanse

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