I hate to admit it, but for the most part I really don’t enjoy drinking plain water. I drink water all day long, but I generally have to doctor it up one way or another to make it palatable.
I found this next story while cruising around on Bloglovin. It’s from the website Tanesha Awasthi.
The recipes look fabulous and I’m planning on making them all.
|image via TaneshaAwasthi,com|
4 Fruit Infused Water Recipes
by Tanesha Awasthi
Before I gave up caffeine in my teens, I rarely
If pepsi wasn’t available I’d drink 2% milk-
preferably ice cold, no matter what time of day it was! The only time I reached
for a water bottle was on the soccer field (I played forward, defender and
goalie for years!) but as soon as I got home it was pepsi or milk.
After suffering extreme headaches, which my
doctor concluded were a result of caffeine withdrawals, I started paying
attention to how terrible I felt every day at the same time of day. With
nothing to lose, I cut out caffeine at eighteen, minimized my milk intake and
discovered the importance of water. It’s been my drink of choice for seventeen
years now (in addition to the occasional Sprite, thanks to indigestion during
my pregnancy and a craving for sparkling lime that never completely went away)!
But while water is refreshing on its own, I like to switch things up a bit
sometimes by infusing it with fruits and herbs, especially when I can’t bring
myself to drink enough.
If you’re guilty of not drinking enough water throughout the day,
remember that water flushes out toxins and is key for healthy, glowing
skin. The importance of daily water intake is often overlooked, and the
fact that it isn’t as exciting to most as coffee, tea or soda,
drinking enough is really hard for most people, although it makes a huge
difference in how you feel and your overall health.
are 4 of my favorite fruit infused water recipes:
Strawberry + Basil | 12 sliced strawberries, a handful of
fresh basil leaves, 10 cups of water and 4 cups of ice.
Watermelon, Mint + Cucumber | 1.5 cups of sliced watermelon, 10
cucumber slices, a handful of fresh mint leaves, 10 cups of water and 4 cups of
Orange + Cranberry | 4 sliced
oranges, a handful of cranberries, 10 cups of water and 4 cups of ice.
Strawberry, Cucumber, Lime + Mint | 8 sliced strawberries, 8 cucumber
slices, 6 lime slices, handful of mint, 10 cups of water and 4 cups of ice.
Each recipe makes
approximately 1 gallon. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before drinking, in
order to bring out the flavors.
All images in this post are via TaneshaAwasthi.com