5 Infused Water Recipes To Keep You Hydrated April 22, 2015

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall; it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it…Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Water is omnipresent, and is the essence of life. As the Canadian poet surmised, we are half water or in fact, 70% water. Water is essential for our well-being. Lack of water can lead to various issues. In fact, consumption of 8 glasses of water is encouraged to bring regularity in our systems.

Water on its own is boring, isn’t it? We don’t feel like guzzling plain water. Who doesn’t love to gulp down tall glasses of sugary drinks and colas? But then, the baggage of weight gain comes along!

StyleCraze is here to cure your water woes. Simply guzzle down infused waters for a nutritious, refreshing,and thirst-quenching feel. Before knowing how to make infused water let’s know what exactly infused waters are!

What Are Infused Waters?

Infused waters are basically fruits, fruit peels and herbs that are steeped in water. They are found to be beneficial for the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Burns fat by increasing the metabolic rate
  • Eases stress through the aromatic properties
  • Helps detoxify the body by washing away toxins and pollutants
  • Keeps you full and curbs those sweet cravings
  • Soothes headaches and migraines brought on by dehydration
  • Eases PMS symptoms and cramps
Let’s have a look at the 5 Infused Water Recipes to offer yourselves a refreshing feel:

1. Lemon Cucumber Refresher:

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This cucumber lemon infused water recipe serves a dual purpose! Drink and splash your face with it as well. It reduces oiliness on the surface of the skin and boosts your immunity. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and helps to flush the toxins away. A real refresher, it makes you feel good.

It contains vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin C and caffeic acid.

  • Vitamin C boosts the production of both collagen and      elastin. This allows younger and youthful-looking skin.
  • This concoction reduces water retention too
  • You can even reuse the ingredients up to 2 times
  • This drink includes silica for healthier tissues

How To Make:

To make up to 2 liters of fruit infused water, you need:

  • 1/2 lemon to 1 lemon , sliced very thinly
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced very thinly
  • Ice, as required
  • 2 liters water

Add the lemon and cucumber to a jug, and top it with water and ice. Let it steep for a minimum of an hour. You can store it up to 24 hours.

[ Read: 10 Best Benefits Of Cucumber Juice ]

2. Cinnamon Apple Water:

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This is also known as a metabolism drink. Studies have revealed that both apples and cinnamon rev up your metabolic rate, leading to increased fat burn.

How To Make:

To make up to 2 liters of fruit infused water, you need:

  • 1 Thinly sliced apple
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick if you like

Put the apple slices in a big jug, and top it up with water and ice.

[ Read: Best Benefits Of Lemon Juice  for Health ]

3. Ginger Orange Water:

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This is also an amazing metabolism booster. It is chock full of Vitamin C, which is an immunity booster. Ginger again is effective for soothing an upset tummy. This infused water aids your health and gives your weight loss a boost.

How To Make:

To make up to 2 liters of fruit infused water, you need:

  • ½ an orange
  • 1 to 1.5 inch strip of ginger

Add the peeled and sliced ginger in a jug. Add orange slices to this and squeeze a few of the orange slices. Top it with water and let it steep for up to an hour.

4. Peach Mint Water:

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This curbs your appetite and helps fill up your tummy to avoid mindless snacking, naturally. Mint is cooling and helps suppress your appetite. You can enhance the flavor by adding a bit of vanilla.

How To Make:

To make up to 2 liters of fruit infused water:

  • 1 sprig of Mint or you can muddle a few mint leaves
  • 12-14 peach slices, frozen
  • Water

Muddle a few mint leaves (crush it coarsely in mortar and pestle). Add peaches and now top it up with water. You can garnish with peaches and mint leaves. This is one of the best mint infused water recipes to try out.

[ Read: Amazing Benefits Of Carrot Juice ]

5. Mango And Basil Water:

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This is a yummy drink. Basil is amazing as it is anti-inflammatory. Mango is great for digestion.

How To Make:

To make up to 2 liters of fruit infused water, you need:

  • 1 ripened mango
  • 6-8 basil leaves

Tear the basil leaves and add them along with the mango (cut into chunks) to a jug. Top with water and ice, and relax with a soothing spa style drink.

Infused drinks are an excellent way to fill up, and avoid snacking. Enjoy a relaxing and soothing experience with these fruit and herb-infused waters.

Hope you liked this article highlighting the best infused water recipes! So what are you waiting for? Just sit back and share away!

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  • Heather

    Can these be made in single serves also?