Infused water recipes for detox and cleansing the body! These flavored water recipes will help you stay hydrated, nourished, cleansed, and are excellent if you are trying to stick to a low-carb diet and cut sugars!
Drinking flavored water is an essential part of my everyday. Each morning I start off with warm lemon water the moment I wake up 20 minutes before coffee. Then throughout the day you can find me sipping on any one of these detox water recipes, with lemon mint cucumber water being one of my favorites. Sometimes it seems like I just can not get enough water, especially during the warmer months when the heat literally sucks the nutrients and hydration right out of our bodies!
Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping, breakouts, constipation, fatigue, bad breath and headaches. Which can most likely be cured by drinking a little bit more water.
If you have a hard time choking down a glass of water, these infused water recipes will change that. They are delicious, refreshing and beneficial all around! If you do not like the fruits and vegetables floating around, you can purchase a good infused water pitcher like this one. It is wonderful for separating the produce while stilling getting the flavor benefits.
Fruit Infused Detox Water Recipes
Strawberry and ginger infused water has antibacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants. Take a handful of strawberries and toss them into a container with two, 1-inch long pieces of ginger. Let it sit overnight to absorb all the flavor. Add this to water with ice and you will have a great low carb drink that can help you keep your stomach healthy!
Cantaloupe is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals and makes a refreshing beverage when soaked in chilled water! Peaches contain minerals like phosphorus and manganese, making this infused water recipe a healthy drink you will want all summer long!
To make this infused water, cut a peach into thin slices and place it in the water with some small cantaloupe cubes. Let it sit for about 3 hours or until the water takes on a golden color. Enjoy it with ice and you can add a sprig of mint too.
Strawberries and watermelons are both lower in carbs. Watermelon is packed with water and fiber and is known to reduce swelling in the body. It also contains important nutrients that help with arterial health.
Cut your watermelon into cubes. You can either leave the strawberries whole or cut them in half. Place the fruit in the water and let it sit for at least 3 hours, but you may want to wait to try this mix until the following day when the water will be fully infused with amazing properties! Add some mint with the watermelon if you want to kick things up a notch!
Herb Infused Water Recipes
Herbs are an excellent way to detox the liver and when combined with the right fruits, herbs produce an even greater abundance of flavor. The green plants are well known for their ability to medicate and heal the human body. For thousands of years, humans have used herbs to treat various diseases, turn them into teas, and use them to cure aches and pains. Drinking infused water offers a means to absorb all the healthy properties found in herbs.
Sage Blackberry Water
Sage aids in digestion and appetite, as well as producing positive effects to depression. Like mint, it quickly soothes the stomach to reduce bloating and is commonly used as a remedy for diarrhea.
Blackberries are antioxidant rich and also protects skin cells, increasing skin turnover rate. This provides a more radiant glow! It also helps to combat free radicals that cause cellular anomalies that led to cancer. Let it sit in the water overnight for best results. When it is ready it should take on a darker color. Serve it up with or without ice for a powerful and useful remedy.
Basil Blackberry Water
Basil is used as one of the oldest natural remedies for healing. It aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, is a rich antioxidant and enhances skin health. Combined with blackberries, you get a double potency of antioxidants, better digestion and beautiful skin in this infused water recipe (this one is the main picture).
To combined add blackberries and basil to water and let sit overnight for best results. Remove the old basil leaves and serve over ice with fresh basil.
Watermelon Basil Water
Basil is a powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial herb. This make it a great herb for the infusion process. Be sure to grab a freshly picked piece of basil for this drink. Place the basil pieces in the water and add your watermelon chunks. Let it sit overnight for the best results. Once it’s ready, serve in a glass filled with ice for a healthy drink!
Watermelon Cucumber Mint
Cucumber is great for stimulating the elimination of excess water from the body as it is made of mostly water and packed with fiber. Combined with mint, it helps flush toxins from the body and settles an upset stomach. This one is such a tasty and refreshing drink with excellent health perks!
Cut watermelon into cubes, cut cucumber into coins, and throw in a shoot of mint. Let it sit for at least 3 hours. Serve over ice.
Mint Cucumber Water
Mint has long been used to treat stomach issues and respiratory problems. It can also help you to fight off inflammation. Cucumber is great at reducing water by promoting proper elimination.
To make mint cucumber water, cut the cucumber into coins about ¼ of a centimeter. Place the cucumbers and fresh mint in a glass or pitcher of water (optional to add lemons slices too) and let it sit for about 3 hours and it should be ready to drink.
Lavender Blueberry Water
Lavender is heavily associated with skin health, promoting good sleep and is famous for helping people to cure forms of psoriasis. We love it used in this lavender lemonade recipe! Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, eliminating free radicals from the body, reducing signs of aging and fighting cancer. Blueberries combined with lavender is delicious!
Place a handful of blueberries into the water with some freshly picked lavender. Let it sit for an entire night for the best results. Drink it with some ice or keep it chilled in the refrigerator for healthier skin and better sleep!
I hope you enjoy these infused water recipes as much as we do! They are a great way to detox the body, aid in weight loss and cleanse the body of toxins. Sip throughout the day or make large pitchers of a few of these recipes to enjoy at parties!
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