Living in paradise ain't easy (but someone's got to do it). Florida weather is HOT which is why it's extremely important that you stay hydrated.
Plain water can get really boring. *Yawn* Especially when you’re trying to drink a gallon a day. Refreshing infused water to the rescue! It is water flavored with fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs.
Try these infused water recipes that add great flavor and vitamins. Plus you’ll feel like you’re sipping water at a spa.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING INFUSED WATER
Add fruits, vegetables and herbs to the desired about of water and let it infuse for 3-4 hours for the best flavor. Water can also be infused overnight.
After water has infused for 12 hours or more, remove the fruits, veggies and herbs. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Citrus rinds can cause bitterness if you let them infuse too long. Remove the rinds to avoid this, or remove them after 3-4 hours of infusing.
Wash your produce well BEFORE using. Organic is best. or synthetic pesticide residue may also be infused into your water. If organic is not possible, we recommend cleaning with a vinegar wash to help remove pesticide residue.
Infused water should be refrigerated for storage. It will only last about 12 hours at room temperature.
Any of these recipes can be made into a larger batch by increasing the amounts of fruits and herbs you use. There is no need to be precise in measurement when infusing water.
It is all-natural, fresh, easy and nutritious. Scroll down for simple-to-make infused water combinations.
TRENDING INFUSED WATER COMBINATIONS
Basil + Lemon slices
Watermelon + Mint
Peach + Ginger
Berries + Lime slices
Cucumber + Mint (Spa)
Blackberry + Lemon + Rosemary
Strawberry + Lemon + Basil
Blueberry + Orange slices
Kiwi + Cucumber
Grapefruit + Rosemary
Cranberry + Orange slices
Strawberry + Lemon + Chia seeds (Energy boost)
Pomegranate + Tarragon
Strawberry + Cocunut
Want more? Be inspired by Lauren Keiper Stein’s beautiful cookbook, Fresh Made Simple. Stein shared her recipes for summer waters, illustrated by Katie Eberts
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