A Healthy Me A Healthy You – Infused Water

Posted by on Monday, January 7th, 2013

Flavored Water

Almost 3 years ago, one of our teenage sons decided to give up soda.  Yay for Micah!  We are so proud of him for making healthy choices at such a young age.  I rarely buy soda or even make sweet tea anymore.  Once the body gets used to being hydrated with adequate water, I believe cravings for sugary drinks go away and one begins to really enjoy drinking water.

You can infuse your water with just about any type of fruit and your favorite herb leaves.  Since cucumber is recommended for detox why not slice an organic one and add it to a couple of quarts of water along with some lemon slices and mint leaves?  We also like the flavor of fresh basil (oh how I miss my basil plants in the garden) infused in our water.  I like to place the cucumber slices, lemon slices, and about 8-10 leaves in 2 quarts of water along with some ice and fill our beverage dispenser.  I like to leave the dispenser just setting out on the counter during the day.  More water can also be added as needed.  Or the dispenser can be placed in the refrigerator for filling empty glasses through out the day.  We find this combination very refreshing.

The cucumber and lemon slices and herbal leaves should most likely be discarded after 24 hours.

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