We all know we need to drink more water, but juice, soda and coffee can be so very tempting, especially when you are feeling tired. Make the challenge easier on yourself with a tasty, detoxifying and energy-boosting infusion. These recipes give your water bottle just the lift it needs to keep you wanting more.
Grapefruit and Rosemary
Wash and slice a whole grapefruit and place it along with 5-6 sprigs of washed fresh rosemary into your water carafe. One grapefruit contains the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C, and the flavonoids found in the fruit help to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The rosemary adds powerful antioxidants that help to clear free radicals in the body and reduce stress and fatigue.
Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint
This blend of sweet, cool and tangy flavours brings a new dimension to water drinking. Wash and slice 5-6 strawberries, 1 lime and ½ cucumber and add them to your water carafe with 4-5 sprigs of washed mint. The health-giving heroes here are the lime and cucumber, which infuse the water with their own powerful doses of Vitamin C and antioxidants. These super nutrients help the body to maintain its energy levels and detoxify the organs, encouraging hormonal balance.
If your New Year’s resolution is to cut down on sugar, these detoxifying water infusions are the best way to enjoy a flavourful drink that is completely guilt-free.
Give them a try and let us know what you think! Do you have a water infusion that you love? Please share it in the comments!