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Supercharged Infused Waters

FruitI nfused Waters

Easy, Fun, & Refreshing!

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.

Citrus Sensation

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!

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 3 quarts water

Directions

Combine all the ingredients together. Let it brew overnight, and drink it warm.

Pineapple-Strawberry Cooler

This fruity infused water is more than refreshing – it will help you relax.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz water
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, crushed
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, crushed
  • 1 sage leaf

Directions

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.

Tangerine Weight-Orade

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.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups brewed green tea
  • 1 tangerine, sliced
  • A handful of mint leaves

Directions

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.

Source:
http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/supercharged-infused-waters

Enjoy!

To Your Health and Success,
Monica Bundy
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Kale Chips: A Healthy, Crunchy, Savory Snack Recipe

Kale Chips

A Healthy, Crunchy, Savory Snack Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • optional: white or balsamic vinegar, garlic, chili powder, paprika, Bragg’s liquid aminos, sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the kale, and be sure to dry it as thoroughly as possible or it won’t crisp up well.
  3. Tear the kale into bite-sized pieces and coat them in olive oil (and vinegar, if you’re using it.)
  4. Lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet; too much overlapping will lead to limp kale. Sprinkle with salt and seasonings.
  5. Bake for about six minutes. If they’re still not quite crispy, turn them over and bake another six minutes, but this step may not be necessary. Remove the kale chips from the oven before they starts to brown, or they’ll be bitter.
  6. Repeat the whole process, if you want to actually save some, because this batch will be gone before you know it.
  7. ENJOY!!! 🙂