Find staying hydrated a challenge at times? Our friend, Blogger babe Jasmine from 'Pocket Full Of Me' shares her 5 favourite detox water recipes to make staying hydrated a lot easier (and more delicious). Drink up and enjoy! xo
We all know the importance of staying hydrated, especially with Summer upon us, but if you’re like me and get bored of drinking plain water all the time? I love infusing my water with different fruits and flavours. Not only is it nutritious, nourishing and affordable, it really helps to drink more water and stay hydrated throughout the day too.
Here are some of my favourite combinations...
1. SWEET STRAWBERRY
Chop up chunks of fresh strawberries and let them sit and infuse in your water bottle and/or water jug. The strawberries give a sweet flavour yet still subtle flavour, and the taste is ahh-mazing!
5-6 strawberries, roughly chopped (you can add more or less depending on how subtle you want the flavour to be)
Mint can be an acquired taste but if you love mint then you’ll love this super refreshing and detoxing flavour. Roughly chop fresh mint leaves and let sit in your water bottle throughout the day. The longer you leave the mint in your water bottle the better.
Small handful of mint leaves
3. COOL CUCUMBER
This may sound like a strange combination, but chopping up chunks of cucumber will give your water a refreshing and cool taste. I tried it for the first time while I was in Athens a few years ago, and went home and continued to infuse my water with cucumber ever since! *you can even combine cucumber with mint too!
½ cucumber. Chopped
Small handful of mint (optional)
4. ZESTY ORANGE
A good squeeze of orange tastes great in water, as does any citrus fruit really! Whether you use lemon, lime or orange; it adds a great kick to boring plain old water any day.
Juice of 1 orange (same if you are using lemon or lime)
5. ICED TEA
Fruity teabags can work a treat adding them to water for a sweet iced tea flavour. Let the tea bag sit over night to get as much flavour out as you can, or alternatively, you can sit the tea bag in hot water first to get as much flavour out before placing water back in the fridge to cool overnight. You can even use loose leaf tea if you have got a bottle or water jug with a little infuser inside.
1 tea bag of choice (or 3-4 tsp of loose leaf tea)
HOT TIP: I’m a huge fan of sparkling water! Try using a little bit of sparkling water (half sparkling and half plain will do the trick otherwise I find it’s too fizzy) to any of these flavours for an even tangier variation.
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