Keeping your water intake up is important- and sadly, this is one aspect of healthy living a lot of us tend to neglect and undermine. So you know you should be drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water a day, but let’s get real- just plain water can be a bit boring. Here’s helping you change that, and also boost your weight loss efforts while you’re at it.
Read on to discover 4 super delicious infused water recipes worth trying!
Lime & Grapefruit Water
Lemons, lime and grapefruit- what do all of these have in common? Yes, that’s right. The ability to boost your metabolism and your body’s fat burning ability. And what could be better than some infused water that packs in all three? Simply slice up a lemon, lime and grapefruit and combine them with some water.
This refreshing drink will not just help you burn the excess fat, but will also give you a good dose of vitamin B6 and C, and will reduce bloating and improve digestion.
Strawberry Basil Water
Packed with the goodness of strawberries and the freshness and flavor punch of basil, this infused water is another must try. Simply combine sliced strawberries with some fresh (torn) basil leaves and a sliced lemon in a large pitcher, and fill it up with water. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before you start sipping on it.
What’s best is the fact that you can even store this water for up to 2 days. And if you’re looking to take it up a notch, you can also add some chia seeds into the mix.
Pineapple & Mint Water
Got a sweet tooth? Find it hard to resist anything sugary? You’re not alone. And thankfully, we have just the right infused water for you. Pineapple is naturally sweet, and can help you curb those cravings in a healthy way. The fruit has been found to help your body convert carbs into energy, and when teamed up with the mint, it also helps reduce bloating and boosts your body’s digestive power.
Simply add a few slices of fresh pineapple and a handful of torn up mint leaves to a jug of water, and let it sit for 2-3 hours before you drink it.
Ginger, Lime & Mint Water
An excellent thirst quencher on a hot summer day, this infused water recipe is another must try, especially if you’re fond of mojitos. In a large pitcher, add a lime (sliced), an inch piece of ginger (peeled and sliced) and some chopped mint leaves. Fill it up with water and let it sit for a few hours before you sip on it.
The power packed combination of ginger, mint and lime can not just help you burn fat, but can also be a winner for your taste buds.