Fruit infused water is the water that has been infused with fruits, vegetables or herbs, helps in detoxification. Drinking infused water can potentially help with weight loss by replacing drinks high in sugar and calories, but this alone will not result in effective, sustainable weight loss.
What can I use to make infused water?
Fresh fruit, herbs, and some vegetables make great flavours for water. Citrus, berries, melons, fresh ginger and mint are all good choices. You can float the ingredients freely in water or use an infusion pitcher.
Some of the recipes are as follows :
For All Options: 5 cups water and 1 cup ice cubes (optional)
For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon
1/2 cup slices of strawberries, freshly chopped 5 large basil leaves and 1 lemon thinly sliced.
For Honeydew, Cucumber and Mint
1/2 cup honeydew cubes, 1 cucumber thinly sliced, 10 freshly chopped mint leaves.
Blackberries, Orange and Ginger
1/2 pint blackberries, 1 orange thinly sliced, 1 piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced.
Blueberry, Lemon and Rosemary
1/2 pint blueberries, 1 lemon thinly sliced, 4 sprigs fresh rosemary.
Pineapple, Coconut and Lime
1 cup pineapple chunks, 1 cup coconut chunks, 1 lime thinly sliced.
Watermelon, Kiwi and Lime
1 cup watermelon cubes, 1 kiwi and 1 lime sliced into circles.
Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Mint
1 grapefruit thinly sliced, 1/2 cup pomegranate, 10 chopped mint leaves.
Mango, Raspberry and Ginger
1 mango peeled and cubed, 1/2 pint raspberries, 1 piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced.
In a large pitcher, place the desired combination of fruit or herbs. Add ice and fill the container with water. Add additional fruit or herbs to garnish, if desired.
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