Do you love hitting your water goal every day—but you’re ready to up the flavor? Try fresh fruit and herbs! They infuse delicious flavor into your water (as well as adding some nutrition!) and it’s easy to experiment with different flavors every day! If you haven’t tried it before, we’re sharing the basics of how to make infused water.
There are plenty of great add-ins for your water and they each come with their own benefits. Here are some great bang-for-your-buck options:
Lemon – a natural detoxifier (also helps with bloating and fluid retention)
Lime – helps with digestion and naturally detoxes
Mint – soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation
Basil – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
Cucumber – anti-inflammatory, hydrating, flushes toxins
Watermelon – high in lycopene and antioxidants
Strawberries – high in antioxidants, immune boosting
Cantaloupe – great for skin and hair
Pineapple – aids in digestion
Blueberries – high in antioxidants
Peaches – high in vitamin C, great for skin
Oranges – high in vitamin C, helps alkalize the body
“Water” you waiting for, try these tasty infused water combinations!
Cucumber + Lemon + Mint
Watermelon + Mint + Basil
Strawberry + Orange + Basil
Pineapple + Mint
Blueberry + Peach
Raspberry + Lime + Basil
Cantaloupe + Cucumber
MAKE YOUR INFUSED WATER!
Fill a pitcher with cold water and add fresh fruits and herbs (herbs impart a strong flavor so use sparingly until you know how much you like!). Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge. Enjoy cold!
*This will last up to 2–3 days. Citrus and cucumber may last longer, berries typically last 1–2 days.
If you’re low on protein, try adding a scoop of collagen peptides to your infused water! Collagen peptides are flavorless but pack a protein punch, so they’re a simple way to hit your macros AND your water goal.
Be sure to show us your fruit-flavored water on social @fasterwaytofatloss #fasterwaytofatloss. We can’t wait to see what combinations you come up with!
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