Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your body. It helps regulate body temperature, protect vital organs, and even improve the way you look. I know sipping on the same old thing all the time can get boring. If you’re looking for a more flavorful way to get your H2O, try infused waters!
Loaded with fruits, veggies and herbs, these supercharged waters will help you stay hydrated while relieving some of your biggest health complaints.
How Long Does Fruit-Infused Water Last?
Infused water is best enjoyed after two or more hours or after it has had a chance to infuse overnight. The length of time it lasts depends entirely on the type of fruit, vegetables, and herbs you use.
Some people reuse the same fruit and add another batch of fresh water over it once you have gone through your first batch. It will depend on the freshness of the fruits/veggies you are using.
Citrus fruits are best cut fresh for your batches because the rind can add bitterness to your fruit-infusions. I like to keep my lemons, limes, and oranges fresh for that reason while reusing my berries for several batches.
Once you get the hang of making your own batches of infused water you will have a better idea of timelines.
This infused water – rich with foods like lemon and cucumber – can bust bloat. Plus, it can last on the counter for up to three days!
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 1/2 cucumber
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 3 quarts water
Combine all the ingredients together. Let it brew overnight, and drink it warm.
This fruity infused water is more than refreshing – it will help you relax.
- 12 oz water
- 1/4 cup strawberries, crushed
- 1/4 cup pineapple, crushed
- 1 sage leaf
Combine all the ingredients in water, and put it in the freezer. Drink cold.
Anti-Aging: Berry Blast
This flavor-filled water will keep you looking young! Dark berries and pomegranate seeds are rich in the antioxidants you need to help protect against aging. Skip sodas and sugary drinks and opt instead for this naturally sweet longevity-booster.
This infused water is packed with metabolism boosters that will help you lose weight fast! Delicious and fat-burning, this drink is the best of both worlds.
- 8 cups brewed green tea
- 1 tangerine, sliced
- A handful of mint leaves
In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients. Stir the concoction in the evening so all the flavors fuse together overnight. Drink one pitcher daily for maximum metabolism-boosting results.
To Your Health and Success,