Fruit and Herb Infused Water Recipe

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The Institute of Medicine has determined the adequate amount of water per day for men is 3 liters (13 cups) and for women 2.2 liters (about 9 cups). – Mayo Clinic

That’s a lot of water!

Granted, we are getting some of our water intake from other beverages and fruits and vegetables we consume, but many of us know we aren’t consuming enough fluid in a day for our bodies to run their best.

Drinking an adequate amount of water has been shown to improve complexion, help maintain a balanced weight, lower risk of heart attack, cleanse the body of cancer-causing toxins, and the list goes on and on.

Basically, water is important. 

So, I’ve decided to consciously improve my water consumption throughout the day.

One thing that has been helping is making fruit water. I’ll prepare the water at night and in the morning I’ll have the entire pitcher to drink. I know I’m getting enough water if I drink the water from the pitcher, plus it reminds me of being on vacation or a spa.

Fruit and Herb Infused Water Recipe:

1. Select sliced fruits (or slightly muddled berries) and sprigs of herbs of your choice. Add to empty pitcher.

My favorite combinations lately have been:

Lemon/Lavender

Strawberry/Orange/Mint

 Blueberry/Apple

and Blackberry/Basil.

2. Add water and refrigerate.

If you can make it at night and then refrigerate it overnight, that is the best way to go.

Enjoy!

3 comments

  1. Your body will dictate your personal need for water intake. Granted, when you are thirsty, you have already begun the dehydration process, so keeping it around and available for sipping is wonderful. But drinking too much water will flush EXTREMELY important electrolytes out of your body. And one time is all it takes to do serious damage. Listen to your body. :) And this recipe looks delicious.

    • I just want to point out that it’s not how much water you drink, it’s how fast you drink it that could *possibly* and only in extreme cases cause water intoxication. This mostly occurs in infants under 6 months of age, and is incredibly rare for adults unless they are athletes in extreme cases. Your body can process 15 liters of water a day, but most adults need 8-12 glasses.

  2. Love this idea! I like making fruity ice cubes with muddled berries and lemon juice and using them to make the water flavorful.

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