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Feed Your Body Friday: 4 Refreshing Water Blends

In recent years, you have certainly noticed the emergence of a new trend of drinking water infused with fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Whether at your workplace, in a gym, in your family, on the internet, you have probably already met a person consuming infused water that has spread the list of benefits of drinking infused water blends.

One of the main benefits of drinking fruit-infused water is to stay hydrated. You think it’s obvious, but did you know that a large part of the population is dehydrated without even knowing it, spending long days working without taking the time to drink the daily water quantity needed to compensate for the loss of body water?

Infused water with fruits, vegetables, and herbs increases your ability to consume water with the added bonus of light fruity flavouring and extra nutrients. Many people don’t drink enough because water seems bland and not very attractive in terms of taste. But with infused water, you can vary the flavours and make different recipes by the thousands. The only limit is your imagination!

For my infused water blends, I prefer to use the most watery fruits and vegetables; they will naturally deliver more juice and thus more taste. For the tastiest result, count on patience! It will take a minimum of about 1 hour for the fruits and vegetables to transfer the subtlety of their flavours and aromas.to the water. The longer you wait, the more flavourful your water infusion will be.

Regardless of the flavored water being prepared, don’t skip fresh herb: mint is a champion in all its freshness, and don’t leave aside basil, verbena, lemongrass, and thyme, which will all do wonders too. Test all kinds of combinations and see what you create! But for now, we’ll start you off with 4 basic water infusion recipes.

1. Apple, Pear & Thyme Water

Adding thyme in your water with apples and pears creates a different and interesting mix.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Wait Time: 1-8 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, cubed or sliced
  • 1 pear, cubed or sliced
  • Thyme
  • 4 cups of cold water

Preparation:

  1. Slice the apple and pear.
  2. Divide the fruit into 2 large glasses or mason jars.
  3. Add the thyme and water. Reserve in the fridge and allow to infuse for up to 8 hours.
  4. Serve cold.

2. Cucumber, Citrus & Mint Water

This minty magic potion will cleanse your body and refresh your mind.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Wait Time: 1-8 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 citrus fruit (lemon, orange, lime, grapefruit, whichever you prefer)
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 4 cups cold water

Preparation:

  1. Slices the cucumber and citrus.
  2. Divide into 2 large glasses or mason jars.
  3. Add the mints leaves and water. Reserve in the fridge and allow to infuse for up to 8 hours.
  4. Serve cold.

3. Blueberry, Lime & Mint Water

A happy combination with a citrus pop to help you enjoy drinking more water.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Wait Time: 1-8 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 lime slice
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 4 cups cold water

Preparation:

  1. Slice the lime.
  2. Divide the blueberries and lime into 2 large glasses or mason jars.
  3. Add the water and mint. Reserve in the fridge and allow to infuse for up to 8 hours.
  4. Serve cold.

4. Raspberry, Peach & Basil Water

This is the perfect recipe to have during summer to recharge your batteries on a hot day!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Wait Time: 1-8 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 peach
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 4 cups cold water

Preparation:

  1. Slice the peach.
  2. Divide the raspberries and peach slices into 2 large glasses or mason jars.
  3. Add the water and basil. Reserve in the fridge and allow to infuse for up to 8 hours.
  4. Serve cold.

Water can quickly become flat! So don’t wait and try these easy recipes that are much healthier than artificially-sweetened juices or a sugary soda.

Go crazy, test lots of mixtures of fruits and herbs! And, even if you aren’t an avid Instagrammer or food blogger, you have to admit fruit-infused water makes for visually gorgeous drinks for any summer event. These easy sips are super simple to prepare, yet very impressive to look at.

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Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman she had an unusual dream: To discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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