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3 Delicious infused water recipes for when H2O gets boring

-Jun 7, Hannah Hargrave, Nutrition -

fruit infused water recipes
If you want to up your water intake but find drinking regular H2O a little boring try one of these simple infusion recipes.

 

Not only does water keep you hydrated, it flushes out toxins, boosts metabolism, improves digestion and keeps your skin looking youthful. But ensuring you’ve consumed your eight, 8oz glasses a day can feel a bit like a chore if you find it a little bland.

With the warmer weather setting in, getting your daily quota from hot herbal teas may make you sweat so instead freshen up and get some extra nutrients by adding some of these fruits, spices and herbs to your water.

 

How to make orange and ginger infused water

 

Oranges are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that help to protect our cells from the damage of free radicals and also maintain heart health. Ginger is thought to reduce inflammation and is believed to help prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Ingredients

1/2 orange

1 inch of ginger root

1 litre of water

Method

1. Crush up the ginger with a mortar and pestle

2. Cut the orange into chunks, leaving the skin on

3. Add both the orange and ginger to the jar of water

4. Leave to steep in the fridge for 2 hours.

 

Strawberry and basil infused water recipe

 

Strawberries are not only pretty to look at they’ve also been linked to preventing inflammation disorders, protecting against the negative effects of oxidative stress, reducing the risk of obesity-related disorders and helping to keep the heart working as it should too. Basil is loaded with antioxidants and helps flush out toxins.

Ingredients

5 strawberries

5 basil leaves

1 litre of water

Method

1. Slice the strawberries

2. Chop up the basil

3. Add the strawberries and basil to the jar of water

4. Leave to steep in the fridge for 10 minutes.

 

Recipe for gooseberry and cumin infused water

 

It sounds like an unusual combination but gooseberries and cumin together taste great. Both the fruit and the spice are fantastic for the body too. Gooseberries are a good source of essential nutrients including vitamin C and A and dietary fibre. They’re also linked to healthy liver function. Cumin has also been heralded as a health-preserving spice. From helping to keep your immune system running as it should, aiding digestion, keeping the respiratory system healthy and preserving normal, healthy skin, there’s not a lot cumin hasn’t been linked to. 

Ingredients

10 gooseberries sliced up

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 litre of water

Method

1. Add the teaspoon of cumin seeds to the water

2. Leave it in the fridge to steep overnight

3. Add the gooseberries in the morning

4. Leave to steep for a further 10 minutes

 

Did you enjoy this article? You might also like to find out how to eat heart healthy porridge for dinner and learn how to make these delicious protein packed banana pancakes. If you’re interested in nutrition, take a look at Lumity’s clever complex of ingredients designed to help you feel strong on the inside and beautiful on the outside. 

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