Why Drinking Infused Water Daily Is A Good Idea!

If you are anything like me, staying hydrated is really hard. I get to working and doing life, and realize that the only thing i’ve had to drink by 2:00 in the afternoon, was my morning cup of coffee! Forgetting to eat enough or at least eat a healthy balanced meal, is a daily struggle. Especially as a mom, you focus on making sure your kids are fed and taken care of, that you forget to take care of yourself too! I have been trying new methods and ways to remember to stay hydrated and take care of myself and infused water has helped a lot! It’s a tasty way stay hydrated and get essential vitamins that you need daily.

I also like to give my little girl infused water as an alternate to sugary juices with additives. This benefits both her and myself. In addition to helping with hydration, there are also many other benefits to drinking infused water as well. Benefits like weight management, appetite control, immune defense, heartburn prevention, blood sugar regulation, and improving your mood and energy. With that being said, I have put together a few of my favorite infused water recipes for you to try.

1. Berry Infused Water

1 cup fresh strawberries

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 cup fresh raspberries

2. Tropical Infused Water

1 mango, peeled and cut

1 cup fresh cut pineapple

2 oranges, sliced

3. Apple Peach and Cucumber

1 cucumber, washed and sliced

1 large apple washed and cut into slices

1 large peach washed and cut into slices

1/4 cup lemon juice or fresh lemon sliced (to keep apple from browning).

Instructions:

Using a gallon pitcher (I like to use this pitcher you can buy on Amazon), place your prepared fruit into the pitcher. Boil about 4 cups of cold filtered water, and pour over fruit in pitcher. This helps release the juices faster. Then stir and fill the rest of the pitcher with cold water. Put in the fridge and chill at least 24 hours to allow time for the fruit juices to infuse. Strain through a mesh strainer before service, to keep any fruit bits from getting in your drink (unless you want them in it!).

I hope you find these simple, yet tasty recipes to be helpful to you, and please comment and share any other ideas you have for infused water or how it has benefitted you!

Also consider trying these combinations:

  • Cucumber and mint.
  • Lemon and ginger.
  • Blackberry and orange.
  • Lemon and cayenne pepper.
  • Watermelon and mint.
  • Grapefruit and rosemary.
  • Orange and lemon.
  • Lemon and lime.
  • Strawberry and basil.
  • Apple and cinnamon.

Published by Monica Croft

Hi, I'm Monica! I am a wife and mom to a beautiful baby girl. I also own an online handmade (by me!) baby clothing store; bowsandbrosboutique.com and on Etsy! I love being a mom and wife, and working from home to take care of my baby (and future children). I opened my clothing store after I started making baby clothing for my little girl, and thought it would be a great idea to make clothing for others as well! In addition to sewing, I also love to cook and bake, diy projects and crafty things, and I also like to read and learn and write. I have some experience in graphic design, so I do digital designing as well. I do this mostly for my online store, but for personal use as well. I also love talking with people and being part of the community, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me about anything :)

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