With the warm weather is in full swing, it is important to remember to stay hydrated! Hydration is key for staying healthy, and maintaining proper functioning of many systems in the body, including digestion, muscles, and kidneys.
The withinUs Team has put together some of our go-to infused water recipes. These tasty recipes will be sure to keep you refreshed and hydrated during the warm, sunny days ahead.
Quality is key.
By infusing water, the hope is to add both flavour and health benefits (not chemicals or pesticides). Opting for organic, non-gmo, fruits and herbs will reduce the likelihood of consuming unwanted toxins.
1. Citrus Cucumber Mint
Step 1: Thinly slice 2 lemons and 1 cucumber with the rind on
Step 2: Add to a 2L glass jar with a handful of fresh, torn mint leaves
Step 3: Add filtered water, stir and refrigerate overnight before drinking
Did you know? Lemon is a great source of vitamin C which is a primary antioxidant and assists the formation of collagen in connective tissue.
2. Watermelon Basil
Step 1: Slice watermelon into approximately 10-14 medium sized cubes
Step 2: Add to a 2L glass jar with a handful of fresh basil leaves
Step 3: Add filtered water, stir and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Photo credit: @verysarie
3. Ginger Peach
Step 1: Peel and slice 4-5, 1-inch pieces of ginger
Step 2: Add to a 2L glass jar, half full of filtered water and refrigerate overnight
Step 3: The next morning, slice 3-4 peaches, add to jar and top with filtered water
Did you know? Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and joint pain.
4. Pineapple Mint
Step 1: Peel and thinly slice ¼ of a pineapple (thinner cuts infuse more flavour)
Step 2: Add to a 2L glass jar with 8-10 leaves of muddled fresh mint
Step 3: Add filtered water, stir, and store in the fridge for 3-4 hours before drinking
Did you know? Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which is a protein-digesting enzyme that is also known to help reduce inflammation in the body.
5. Strawberry Orange -- a withinUs team favourite!
Step 1: Thinly slice one navel orange with the rind on and add to a 2L glass jar
Step 2: Slice 5-7 strawberries and add to the glass jar
Step 3: Add filtered water and store in the fridge for 3-4 hours before drinking
TIP: Add 1 scoop / 1 stick pack (5 grams) of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen to your glass of infused water for healthy skin, hair, nails, joints and bones. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen contains 18 amino acids, 3 of which are essential for collagen production in the body. These specific amino acid chains provide the building blocks required to support and repair your body’s connective tissue, and muscles.
What are some of your favourite flavour infused water recipes? We would love to hear from you!