Sometimes, drinking eight glasses of plain water daily can be challenging and, frankly, a little boring. Well, let us introduce you to our favorite hydration solution: Homemade Healthy Water Infusions! This nutrient-packed drink takes less than five minutes to put together and will have you happily refilling your glass all day.
Ask any health or fitness expert, and they’ll tell you that proper hydration is essential for good health. According to Harvard.edu, drinking enough water daily is important to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood.
Trust me, you’ll find healthy water infusions more energizing and refreshing than other sports drinks or fake flavored waters filled with food dye.
Oh yeah, these water infusions are really pretty too!
What You’ll Need To Make Healthy Water Infusions
1-quart mason jar or pitcher
Still or sparkling water
Ingredients for flavor combination of your choice (listed below).
How To Make Fruit and Herb Water Infusions
1. Gather the ingredients from whichever fruit and herb flavor infusion you decide to make. Here are some of our go-to water infusion combinations:
2. Put the sliced fruit, herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of your glass jar or pitcher and lightly squish with a wooden spoon to release the fruit juices for flavor.
3. Fill the jar with still or sparkling water. If you’d like a little extra sweetness after tasting, add a natural sweetener like honey or agave.
4. Drink and enjoy it now or leave it in the fridge overnight to get the max taste!
Fruit and Herb Infusion Combinations
1 small lime, sliced
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
2. Blackberry Sage
1 cup blackberries
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
½ cup pineapple, cubed
1 small orange, sliced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
Experiment with your flavor combinations, too! If you have another combination, share it in the comments below! The possibilities are endless, and getting enough water every day will help you feel more energized, alert, and happy!