Published on January 17th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content0
How to Make Your Own Infused Water
Infused water (or spa water) is all the rage at health food stores and trendy restaurants these days.
If you’re trying to stay away from soft drinks and other sugary beverages, you don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy water; you can easily make your own tasty infusions at home.
Making infused water doesn’t require expensive tools or gadgets, although there are a few companies that make special infusion bottles. Some people prefer to use filtered water to ensure that they have contaminant-free water. If you aren’t sure about the quality of your water, a simple at home water testing kit can give you results in minutes.
If you’re ready to get infusing, we’ve got ten recipes bursting with flavor that will have you sipping more water in no time. Try these recipes with hot water or cold water, either way, they’re guaranteed to quench your thirst and leave you feeling healthier.
10 Infused Water Ideas for Healthy Hydration
1. Strawberry Basil – You can never go wrong with fruit and herbs. Strawberry basil cocktails are all the rage, and this water won’t disappoint.
2. Ginger Lemon – A little tart and a little spicy. This combination is super refreshing served over ice on a hot day.
3. Mint and Melon – Mint is a great digestive and melon adds a touch of sweetness. Sip on this one after a filling meal to help settle your stomach.
4. Orange and Lime – Both of these citrus fruits pack a punch of vitamin C which will help to keep you healthy.
5. Apple Pie – Add a few slices of apple and a cinnamon stick to give your water a delightful apple pie taste. It’s like drinking your dessert.
6. Sweet and Spicy – If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, try a watermelon and jalapeno infusion. The watermelon balances the pepper, but it still has a nice kick. This one is not for the faint of heart.
7. Cherry Lavender – Both cherries and lavender are known to help bring about calm and restful sleep. Try this one warm next time you need a little help drifting off to dreamland.
8. Cucumber Rosemary – Who doesn’t love a little cucumber water? The cucumber makes this blend refreshing while the rosemary adds sophistication.
9. Pineapple Clove – This is a great combination to sip on if you’ve got a sore throat. The pineapple is soothing, and the clove has antiseptic and numbing properties.
10. Grapefruit Blackberry – Don’t be afraid to leave the rind on when you are using citrus fruits, especially for this one. The blackberries give this blend a daring dark color.
These are a just a few of the endless combinations you can try to make your water more interesting. When adding fruits, sliced work best so that their flavors can be absorbed into the water. Be sure to muddle the herbs before adding them so that their oils will be released into the infusion. If you want a stronger flavor, add more fruit and herbs or let the infusion sit longer before drinking. Sip, savor, and enjoy.
This post has been sponsored by Water Testing Kits; infused water image by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash