"Drink Your Water" - Them

Walk with me, talk with me, on this journey to FLAT PACK.


I'm sure we all know the benefits of water, but not all of us, including myself, drink enough water. I've been feeling nauseous a lot lately and I've already self-diagnosed and determined it's because of poor diet. I am the UNHEALTHIEST person alive.


(Cue the dramatics.)


I love McDonald's. I love soda. I love fruit roll ups. I love hot chips. I love French fries. I AM 26! I know it's time for me to grow up. But, I wanna be a Toys R Us kid forevaaaa (just kidding). Anyway, I could have easily removed all the soda in my house and replaced it with water, but that's just too much like right. So, of course, me being me, I came across various infused water recipes and decided to give a few a try.


Let's get to it, shall we?


Strawberry + Basil


SN: I conducted A LOT of research for this post and wanted to find a cute way to share some of the information I found, so I hope you enjoy my "Learn Something New" segment under each post.


Strawberry + Lemon + Basil

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


1. Infused water is a healthy alternative to soda.

2. Infused water encourages you to drink more water and stay hydrated.


Strawberry + Cucumber + Lime

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


3. Infused water adds nutrients, such as Vitamin C.


Strawberry + Lemon + Grapefruit

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


4. Infused Water = Plain Water meaning you enjoy the same benefits of drinking plain water.


Orange + Kiwi

I know there will be a few smarties out there that ask "if infused water has the same health benefits as drinking plain water, why not just drink plain water?"


It's cute & it tastes good. No, seriously, for those of us who struggle to drink the proper amount of water, infused water encourages us to drink more water throughout the day, so why not make it fun?


Live a little.




Strawberry + Kiwi

Lemon + Lime + Orange

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


5. Low in calories.

6. Low in sugar.


Dragonfruit + Lemon + Orange

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


7. If fruit infused water encourages you to drink more water, then it will in turn benefit your digestive system.


Lemon + Cucumber + Mint

Learn Something New - The REAL Health Benefits of Infused Water:


8. Properly hydrated bodies efficiently rids itself of waste through organs including your kidneys, liver, and skin.


Blueberries + Strawberries + Raspberries + Blackberries + Mint

Did you learn something new? I hope you did, I didn't do all this hard work for nothing LOL.


Now it's your turn to give it a try, but before we get into the recipes, let's discuss the mistakes I made during this process so you don't have to.

  1. Refrigerate the infused water for at least 12 hours for strong flavor, if not it'll look cute but taste bland.

  2. Some fruits last longer in water, Strawberries are NOT one of them.

  3. Make sure your fruit is FRESH. Canned fruit is not good. (Don't ask me how I know.)


Infused Water Recipes:


HONESTLY, I eyeballed the measurements and it came out GREAT. I encourage you to do the same. But I know some people like recipes, so I researched and found a few for you guys.


Strawberry Basil Infused Water

  • 1 Cup of Fresh Strawberries

  • 10 Mint Leaves

  • 1 Liter of Water

Strawberry Lemon Basil Infused Water

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1 Cup of Fresh Stawberries

  • 10 Basil Leaves

  • 1 Liter of Water

Strawberry Lime Cucumber Infused Water

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Cup of Strawberries

  • 2 Limes

  • 1 Liter of Water

Strawberry Grapefruit Lemon Infused Water

  • 1 Cup of Strawberries

  • 1 Grapefruit

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1 Liter of Water

Orange Kiwi Infused Water

  • 1 Orange

  • 2 Kiwis

  • 1 Liter of Water

Strawberry Kiwi Infused Water

  • 1 Cup of Strawberries

  • 2 Kiwis

  • 1 Liter of Water

Lemon Lime Orange Infused Water

  • 1 Orange

  • 1 Lemon

  • 2 Limes

  • 1 Liter of Water

Lemon Orange Dragonfruit Infused Water

  • 1 Orange

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1/2 Dragon Fruit

  • 1 Liter of Water

Lemon Cucumber Mint Infused Water

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 Lemon

  • 10 Mint Leaves

  • 1 Liter of Water

Berry Infused Water

  • Handful of blueberries

  • Handful of strawberries

  • Handful of raspberries

  • Handful of blackberries

  • 1 Liter of Water


Instructions:

  1. Place desired combinations of fruit and/or herbs in a pitcher.

  2. Add Water.

  3. Press on fruit lightly to release some of the flavors.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight.


Normally, I refrigerate my water overnight and take it to school with me in a cute TeaBloom water bottle that I found on amazon. I'll link it below and a few others. I love this water bottle, it's super cute, inexpensive, and gets the job done.



Drink your cute water, in your cute bottle, Cutie!



I don't understand no - xoxo




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