Saturday, May 3, 2014


I'm addicted to fruit infused water!! I've never been a hardcore soft drink drinker. I can live without it! I love drinking plain water but fruit infused water made plain drinking water so much more interesting and fun! Please don't expect the infused water to taste like "commercial fruit juice" because you will be disappointed. It still is plain water with an added kick. 

If you want to cut down on sugar filled beverages you consume-- try fruit infused water, it is a great alternative! The process is really simple, straightforward and can be easily prepared. Most importantly, it is an extremely healthy option!

In the last few years people have started to realize more than ever the importance of hydration. As  numerous research has proven good hydration can increase concentration and productivity.  Dehydration can be a major contributing factor to illnesses: causing headaches, digestive problems, obesity and joint pains. 

Drinking more water can support and improve your complexion, help kidneys to function properly, aid weight loss and maintain high energy levels.

But why infuse water with fruit, and herbs? The answer is simple. By improving the flavor of water with various fruits and leaves it makes it easier easier for you to achieve your recommended daily intake of water. By adding fruits and herbs you are also including essential vitamins! The most common flavors used are cucumber, mint, basil and citrus fruits. But feel free to use your imagination to produce a flavor just for you!

Producing your home made drink is cost effective and far healthier! Most infused waters available at supermarkets include preservatives, artificial sweeteners and colorings, sodium, sacralise sucrose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar. Now do you think it’s time to produce your own?

Will show some of my favorite mixes below! Have fun and be ready to be refreshed and energized!

NOTE: Some just cut up the fruits and leaves and let them soak overnight. I prefer to squeeze the citrus fruits to make even tastier infusions and drop the rinds in with the other ingredients. I shake vigorously and leave the sealed bottle in the fridge for at least 3 hours. After drinking the contents you can refill with fresh cold water up to three times! Have fun and experiment! 

My favorite mix: Lemon, Apple, and Orange. 
An exotic mix: Coriander ( wansoy ) with Yellow Mangoes and a spoonful of organic honey! 

A refreshing mix: Mint leaves with strawberries 
Citrus with a kick mix: Lemon, orange, and mint leaves 
COLD buster mix: Strawberries, Lemon and a spoonful of honey 

A cleansing mix: Cucumber and Lemon 

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