A splash of fruity goodness in your water definitely kicks things up a notch. Try these infused water recipes to keep cool and stay hydrated.
As the weather gets warmer, it’s even more important than ever to drink those eight glasses of water a day. But after a few sips, water can seem plain next to its more alluring neighbors: sports drinks and sodas. Don’t give in to temptation and indulge in sugary drinks – grab a glass water bottle and fill it with your favorite herbs, veggies and fruits to give your water a refreshing burst of flavor. Here are four of our favorite infused water recipes.
Cherries & Mint Infused Water
Cherries are a great source of antioxidants and health-promoting compounds, such as fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins. According to the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation, the antioxidants found in cherries may reduce cancer risk, inflammation and gout. They also contain natural melatonin, which promotes sleep, and anti-inflammatory compounds that provide pain relief from arthritis. Mint contains essential vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, beta carotene, folate, and riboflavin. It’s great for relieving upset stomachs and relieving congested sinuses, making it a perfect herb to consume when spring allergy season hits. Combine the two for a refreshing drink that will put a spring in your step.
Orange Blueberry Basil
Oranges aid with healthy blood circulation and blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Basil offer several health benefiting essential oils, such as eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol. These compounds are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Squirt in some extra orange or muddle the blueberries for a stronger flavor.
Super Energy Boost Medley
Grapefruit increases metabolic energy and helps the body burn fat, while tangerines are known to increase sensitivity to insulin, stabilize blood sugar and provide a massive boost of vitamin C. Add cucumber, which is a natural diuretic, to reduce water retention and help you sustain your energy. A dash of mint leaves will leave you feeling fresh sip after sip.
Delicious Detox Drink
Adding a squeeze of lemon to an ice cold bottle of water is a great way to improve the flavor and reap health benefits. When you add cucumber, ginger, mint, and turmeric, it’s even better. Lemon relieves inflammation and pain, reduces sugar cravings naturally, balances blood pressure and blood sugar levels, benefits the liver, and aids in digestion. Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties and also aid in digestion. Cucumber and mint are classic additions to any infused water, and bring their own health benefits, as well.
Infused water can be made in large batches to enjoy at home or in single serve bottles for when you’re on the go. What’s your favorite infused water recipes? Let us know in the comments below. Take a picture of your infused water tagging us with #GlassticGoes. Don’t forget to check out the offers below and follow us on our social profiles to stay informed on the latest news and deals on our glass water bottles.
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