We’re all aware of the endless benefits that come with consuming the right amount of water each day — great skin, healthy kidneys, regular bowel function, controlled caloric intake, balanced bodily fluids. Yet, many of us still haven’t found a way to incorporate the recommended eight glasses/day. A large number of people claim this is due to their indifference to the “taste” of water. Well, perhaps they mean lack of taste. Enter our newest obsession at Fashion Weekly: infused water. What we love about it? Unlike the trending “natural” vitamin water, which boasts health benefits like no other while secretly containing artificial sweeteners, colourings, and a variety of preservatives, infused water is truly 100% organic, not to mention delicious. It’s also incredibly simply and quick to make!
Nutrition Stripped’s McKel Hill teaches us how. The following excerpt is from her blog (NutritionStripped.com).
- 1. First, simply add the fruit//vegetables in the glass first, take a muddler (or just use a wooden spoon or regular spoon) to slightly mash and breakdown the fruit//vegetables.2. Next, simply take the herb//spice of choice and gently bruise the leaf (i.e. gently mashing), this helps release the natural extracts and oils from the herb//spice.
- Tip: peel the citrus fruits from their skin to avoid a bitter taste.
- 3. Lastly, add either sparkling water or good ole’ filtered water and drink!
At Fashion Weekly we love a cucumber-watermelon-mint combination for its refreshing effect. Another well-loved infusion? Strawberry, kiwi and mint! However, the fruits and vegetables added to your DIY infusion are totally up to you and your unique taste buds. Have fun crafting new infusions and you will never think of drinking water as a “chore” again; we promise!