Health + Wellness

Benefits Of Fruit-Infused Water

By  |  0 Comments

Replace your sugary beverages with healthy and refreshing fruit-infused water.

Looking for a healthier alternative to quench your thirst other than  sugar-laden drinks? Try making your own fruit-infused water! It tastes better than plain water and helps curb your cravings for sweet beverages. These naturally flavoured beverages are packed with various vitamins and nutrients. Stay hydrated with naturally flavoured fruit-infused water as it helps curb your cravings for sweet beverages and at the same time helps flush toxins out of your body.

Here are some you can try making on your own:

Strawberry, Lemon and Basil Infused Water

Lemons are great for improving digestion, cleansing your system and can even freshen your breath too. Strawberries on the other hand, make your water taste better and give you the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Adding Basil to the equation gives your infused water an added freshness and is known to be rich in vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 strawberries, quartered
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • Small handful of basil, scrunched
  • Ice and water

Preparation:

  • Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
  • Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases its flavour.
  • Let the water infuse for at least 1 hour.

strawberrylemonFlavored-Water-3-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Natasha’s Kitchen)

 

Grapefruit, Orange and Lime Infused Water

Grapefruits, Oranges and Limes being citrus fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C. Infuse some thinly sliced Grapefruit in your water to reap some of its benefits that include the increase of one’s metabolic rate and an improved complexion. Oranges help improve healthy blood circulation while Limes are an excellent anti-ageing weapon as they contain restorative properties for hair, skin and nails.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a grapefruit, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a lime, thinly sliced
  • Ice and water

Preparation:

  • Fill your pitcher with water, add the thinly sliced fruits
  • Muddle the sliced fruits if you want to release flavour into the water instantly
  • Chill for a stronger flavour or serve right away

 grapefruitorangelime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry and Orange Infused Water

Infusing Blueberries in your water will add a burst of antioxidants to your water and satisfy your recommended daily fibre intake. Curb your sugar cravings with the natural sweet flavour from the berries and combine it with Oranges for added tanginess.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges, cut into wedges
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Ice and water

Preparation:

  • Combine fruits in a pitcher and chill in the fridge for a day
  • You can also squeeze in the juice of one orange and muddle the blueberries to intensify the flavour a bit.
  • Serve cold.

Blueberry-and-Orange-Water2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The Peach Kitchen)

 

Pineapple and Mint Infused Water

For a more tropical flavour, try combining pineapple and mint in your water. Pineapple is anti-inflammatory and helps relieve joint pain and arthritis while mint leaves help to aid digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pineapple, peeled and cut into cubes
  • About 10 mint leaves
  • Ice and water

Preparation:

  • Pour water into pitcher
  • Add pineapples and mint leaves
  • Refrigerate for at least three hours
  • Strain before serving

pineappleandmintcleansingdrink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber, Raspberry and Grape Infused Water

Instead of infusing only fruits into your water, vegetables such as Cucumbers are great for giving your water a unique refreshing taste. Cucumbers are hydrating and help to flush out toxins. Raspberries have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties while Grapes contain many cancer-fighting compounds and healing properties.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • A handful of raspberries
  • Small bunch of grapes
  • Ice and water

Preparation:

  • Place the fruits and sliced cucumbers at the bottom of pitcher or jar
  • Cover to the rim with ice and pour water over till full
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes

cucumberraspberrygrape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play around with the endless different fruit and vegetable combinations to find one that suits your palate most! These healthy beverages are both easy to make and aesthetically pleasing and perfect to serve for guests at house parties or functions.

 

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *