5 Fruit-Infused Detox Water Recipes
It’s spring, and I already can’t wait for summer fruits. It’s my favorite time of the year to eat my fruits…strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches (ooh..I miss those luscious juicy and sweet donut peaches from Seattle’s Pike Place Market)…
We all know that drinking more water is good for us, but sometimes just plain water can get boring.
That’s where fruit-infused waters come in. By adding a few slices of fruit (or vegetables) you can add fresh, natural taste AND treat your body to a detoxifying drink. What are your favorite fruits?
To start, get a plain glass jar. Alternatively, you can get a single serving fruit infuser for grab-and-go convienence, or try a larger size pitcher to make enough for the whole family. There are many glass or BPA-free options out there to choose from.
The flavors combinations are endless. Here are 5 great detoxifying recipes to try:
- Orange, lemon, ginger. Oranges aid with healthy blood circulation, lemons help aid digestion (and freshen breath), and ginger is a notorious immune system booster.
- Cucumber, raspberry, grape. Cucumber is hydrating and flushes out toxins, Raspberries have anti-inflammatory properties, and grapes contain cancer-fighting and cleansing compounds.
- Rhubarb, apple, cinnamon. Rhubarb contains vitamin K to help with blood clotting, apples have a slew of benefits including maintaining bone and tissue health, and cinnamon is one of the most efficient boosters of metabolism.
- Strawberry and lime. Strawberries are jam-packed with anti-oxidants, and limes are an excellent anti-aging weapon due to its restorative properties for hair, skin, and nails.
- Pineapple and mint. Pineapple is an anti-inflammatory that helps relieve joint pain and arthritis, and mint supports the digestive system by activating salivary glands and digestive enzymes.
Slice fruits or vegetables of your choice into bite-sized pieces.
Place the slices in the bottom of the jar (or in the fruit/veggie basket of a specialized container). Let sit in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes so flavors can seep into the water.
Keeps in the fridge up to two days, water is most refreshing when cold.
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