You probably know that one of the first things healthy people do is have a glass of water in the morning. And that is enough for most people. But, there are also those of us that like to take things to a new level. As in, enrich our glass of water. The easiest and simplest way is to add a squeeze of lemon to your water.
Lemon water has even become a popular term among people who led healthy lifestyle. But, as you might suspect, lemon water is not enough for me. And I suspect, you’d also want to spice things up. That being said, I’ve got several ideas for your infused water that include something more than lemon. You can drink in the morning, or you can use the infused water whenever you are feeling thirsty.
Apricot is not something you’ll find on most menus for infused water, but I am not one to underestimate fruits. When it comes to apricot, I like the sweet taste it gives to water. Add in some mint, and you have a powerful combination that is neither sweet, nor sour. Like a Chinese food meal.
Similar as in the way lemon water has become a thing in the world of healthy lifestyle, chia seeds have become the next “it” thing. And I am happy for that. I’ve been on the chia seeds bandwagon train long before it became a trend, and now I can say to all “I told you so”. Some fruits go nice with chia, as you get a little refreshing taste to your water.
You might be surprised to see ginger here, but don’t be. Ginger is definitely one of the healthiest spices, and there is no reason to ignore that. If you are afraid of the taste you’ll get, don’t be. That is why we have pineapple.
Well, I promised there will be other options besides lemon, and I meant it. But I cannot ignore the vitamin C infusion you get from lemon water. And to make it a little different, I’ve found a recipe with lemons and pomegranates, which is double the fun of vitamin C.
Strawberry season is wide opened, and I would love for everyone to maximize the potential of it. At least, while we have fresh strawberries. In what is another vitamin C infusion, I love to add strawberries because of their delicious taste and flavor.
Water can be exciting and beneficial when you add herbs. Fruits are there to add little sweet taste and aroma. There are not many sugary fruits here, but don’t worry, you’ll still feel more fruity taste than herbal.
Very similar to the previous recipe with strawberries and lemons, the only difference is this one comes without cucumber. Now, the reason why I like to add cucumber sometimes is because the veggie is made mostly of water, and makes the infused juice more watery and light. But if you are into strawberries as much as I am, go without cucumber, with just lemon.
Watermelon is not a fruit I usually like to add to water, because I love watermelon too much. Give me one watermelon and I am satisfied for the day. But, since we need our eight glasses of water per day, I sometimes add watermelon for the delicious taste it gives.
Whenever you add mango to a recipe, it instantly becomes exotic meal or an exotic drink. That is the power of mango, one of the healthiest fruits you can find on the market. So, don’t wait no longer and reap the benefits.
We have pineapple and ginger previously, and as I said back then, pineapple can neutralize the effect of any spice, and still make the water tasty. What’s the trick with herbs? Using them for infused water is the easiest way to reap the health benefits, but not everyone likes the taste. Therefore, pineapple!