Infused Water Recipes

What I’m Eating or Drinking – Wheat Thins & Swiss Cheese
Mood – Capable

Adequate amounts of water must be drank each day to avoid dehydration; otherwise it slows down the fat burning process.  8-8oz glasses a day has been recommend.  More, if you are sweating heavily. When you burn calories and fat your body creates toxins.  Drinking water flushes them out of your body.

Plain water is boring. I had purchased flavored waters and they were good but they can get costly.

Sparkling ICE Spring Water, Orange Mango
Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water
TalkingRain Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime

So, I looked to my daughter’s school project for guidance to flavor my water.  K has been working on an infused water project for event night at her project based learning high school.

Tonight she is presenting her project for about 100-150 people who will walk through the door.  Over the week, I have had the pleasure of trying many of the combinations she has created.

The health benefits she gave in her mock speech are amazing.  Since I gave up soda this week, I will not lie, it’s been tough. However, her flavored water gave me something to look forward to each day.

I will just give you a few of the benefits she listed. There are so many for each.

Benefits of Lemon Water

1.) Will lower the absorption of sugars from the food you eat simply because of the high acidic content.

2.) It help your cells absorption calcium which burns fat.

3.) Lemon water also voids toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract.

Benefits of Lime Water 

1.) Detoxifies your System

2.) Contains magnesium which will help with absorption of calcium for fat burning.

Benefits of Strawberry Water

1.) Full of a B vitamin called Folate that gives your skin a vibrant glow and promotes healthy hair.

Benefits of Cucumber Water

1.) It rids our bodies of parasites, toxins, and bacteria.

2.) Contains a mineral called silica that is needed to help promote strong bones and connective tissue in muscles.

Infused

The six recipes I have tried are listed below:

Raspberry Lime

3 cartons of raspberries
4 limes, thinly sliced
Ice
Water

Layer the pitcher with lime slices and raspberries  Add ice. Repeat until the server is full. Pour water over the ice and fruit.

Citrus
1 orange
1 lime
1 lemon

Thinly slice the orange, lime, lemon. Fill the pitcher with ice and fruit layers. Pour water over. Stir and chill.

Lemon

1 lemon

Thinly slice the lemon. Add the lemon to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with water. Chill.

Lemon- Lime

1 lemon
1 lime

Thinly slice both the lemon and lime. Add the lemon and lime into a pitcher. Fill the pitcher with water. Stir, and chill.

Cucumber

1 medium-sized cucumber

Thinly slice the cucumber. Add the cucumber into the pitcher. Fill the pitcher with water. Chill.

Strawberry

1/2  carton of strawberries.

Cut the tops off the strawberries, then half.  Add the strawberries to the pitcher. Fill the pitcher with water. Chill.

I plan on making up a few pitchers of infused water each week now.  I am thankful that my daughter introduced me to my new “soda.”

I also went ahead and purchased an infusion water pitcher for me and an infusion travel water bottle for her at school.

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Infusion Pitchers & Bottles

Prodyne Fruit Infusion 93-Ounce Natural Fruit Flavor Pitcher
Healthy Steps Water Ball Infuser
ZingAnything Citrus Zinger Water Bottle

Today Menu Included:

Breakfast – 500 Calories

6 oz Vanilla Yogurt (190)
1 ¼ C Strawberries (65)
3 oz Pork Sausage (250
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505 Calories

Thursday Lunch – 450 Calories
4 oz Turkey Breast  (118)
½ Cup Shredded Lettuce (10)
½ of a Medium Roma Tomato (35)
1 Tb. Ranch Dressing (73)
1 Slice of Red Onion (5)
1 Flour Tortilla (94)
1 Cup Grapes (110)
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445 Calories

Thursday Dinner – 450 Calories
4 oz Ranch Chicken Breast (100)
2 Cup Broccoli Steamed (62)
Medium Ear of Corn on Cob (72)
Butter (100)
Apples (110)
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Calories 445

Thursday Snack – 300 Calories
16 Wheat Thin Crackers (140)
2 Slices of Sargento Baby Swiss Slices (140)
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Calories 280
(Daily Calories for Day 1675)

Activity Level Today
30 Minutes of walking already in this morning burned 165 calories.

I can’t wait to see her infusion tasting bar and informational table set up tonight.  I believe it will leave “A good taste” in her visitors mouths.

Nikki

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Infused Water Recipes

  1. Lisa says:

    I’m working on cutting caffeine out of my diet, and just this week cut my coffee intake in half. Soda is next. I’ve been drinking a lot of iced water, and sometimes add lemon for flavor. I actually had never considered the added benefits of infused water. Thanks for these recipes!

  2. Lisa says:

    I just bought a water infuser and the directions are to poor hot water over the fruit and then chill. It comes out awesome but I’m not seeing a lot of recipes that add hot water. Any comments about that?

    • admin says:

      Lisa,

      I haven’t heard of using hot water before in the infusing bottles. I’d give the cold water infusions a shot and compare. Just try to use fruits on the riper side.

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