I go in and out of good hydration moments; sometimes to the point of my body craving liquids other times am right on track . Do you find it difficult to take your recommended 8 glasses of water per day? Here are some simple and truly delicious ideas of homemade natural vitamin water that will increase your water intake.
My favourite combos are: Citrus Crush (Orange + lemon + tangerine) + Ginger;Pineapple + Mint + Ginger; Watermelon + Rosemary; raspberry + Lime; Mixed Berries + Mint; Cucumber + Mint +Green Apple
DO THIS: Just slice the fresh fruits or vegetables like orange slices, lemon slices, lime, peaches, berries, apple, pineapple, cucumber, celery, ginger etc into manageable portions and place in jars with the springs of fresh herbs like rosemary, chamomile or lavender and mint. Cover with water overnight in the fridge to let the flavors mingle and mix.
I want to try to infuse coconut water. With the pineapple you can use the core of the pineapple along with some of the ‘meat’ so as to creatively use a part that would normally go in the trash.
Fresh, cold vitamin and mineral water that sweetens your breath, reduces puffiness, contributes to the strength and beauty of your hair, skin and nails and a whole food source of dazzling array of vitamin and minerals.
Have fun creating different flavors until you find the one that is just perfect for you.
Your homemade natural vitamin water will stay fresh and tasty for about 48 hours refrigerated.
Other herbs that can be used for the vitamin water:
- Calms and relaxes
- Relieves stomach problems
- Sweetens the breath
- Reported to help lower blood pressure
- Reduce appetite
- Excellent toner of your body
- Rich in calcium
- Rich in Magnesium
- Rich in the ‘beauty’ mineral Silica
- Vitamin A
- B Complex vitamins.
Silica content helps to strengthen and add shine to hair, nails and skin
- Breath enhancer
- Ability to whiten teeth
- Relieve indigestion
- diuretic – bye-bye bloating
- Aroma of fresh mint will perk you up
- Flavor instantly refreshes
DO THIS: 10 cups water, 1/2 large cucumber, 1 lemon, basil leaves, mint leaves. Combine ingredients in a large pitcher. Steep for several hours or overnight. If this water is finished within the first day, add more water the next night to enjoy for another day before throwing out the herbs and lemon.
Eating a whole lot of fresh fruit and vegetables as opposed to a diet of mainly cooked and dehydrated food is another way to derive a lot more water from your food. Please remember some foods actually drain liquid from our bodies – salt, alcohol, caffeine these are some of the big ones so you are better off keeping these down to a minimum.
Given it a try? What are your favourite combos ?