No more boring water!
If you find plain water boring to drink, then infusing your water with fruits, vegetables, and herbs can help increase your likelihood of reaching for a glass of water instead of juice or soda.
Fruit Infused Detox Water helps to hydrate your system, helps your body get rid of toxins, improves your energy levels, helps to build and strengthen the hair follicles, helps to hydrate the skin giving it a radiant and youthful glow, and drinking this water regularly helps you lose weight!
Fruit infused water or detox water is made by adding different combinations of fruits, herbs, and vegetables to water in order to infuse it with their flavors. It is very easy to make at home, using any number of combinations you prefer.
Because fruit infused water is made by infusing flavors (rather than blending or juicing fruits and vegetables) it is naturally very low in calories and sugar.
Start with cold tap or filtered water, then choose a flavor combination you want to use. Some great combinations for fruit infused water are:
Lemon & strawberry
Strawberry & basil
Watermelon & mint
Cucumber & mint
Pineapple & ginger
To prepare, slice ingredients (or tear herbs into large chunks) and add to the water. The more of an ingredient you use, and the longer you let it infuse, the stronger the flavors will be.
Keep your detox water refrigerated while infusing, then remove the fruit and herbs after your desired time is reached (no more than 12 hours). The fruit and vegetables will naturally begin to break down in the water and get mushy, so if you want to enjoy eating them or adding them to smoothies then remove them earlier!