I already love water but during the summer time I love infusing my water with fresh organic herbs and fruit. It's healthy, easy and so yummy. If you're watching your caloric intake, this is all around a better choice. For example, a one serving glass of fresh squeezed orange juice contains the juice of 4 oranges or over 240 calories. Three orange slices in an infused water only is only about 30 calories. If you're not watching your caloric intake, then all you have to look forward to is that fresh burst of flavor in every sip. My favorite part about infusing my water is that I can customize my flavors. Have you tried infusing your water? What's your favorite concoction?
Try my "Summer Splash" infused water recipe.
- half of 1 grapefruit
- 3 Mint Leaves
- 1 Pitcher of Water
- Wash your grapefruit first before you peel it. Also wash your Mint leaves. You want to get any possible pesticide off before you submerge it in your pitcher of water.
- Cut your grapefruit in half
- Use a knife to cut the peel off of that one half of grapefruit
- Once I got the grapefruit out, I cut the grapefruit into large chunks
- Drop fruit into pitcher
-Pick 3 Mint leaves and drop into pitcher
- Fill pitcher with water
-Let pitcher sit in refrigerator for a few hours before the first sip
-Refill your pitcher as needed (NOTE TO SELF: Your water will be less infused the more you refill your pitcher so depending on how much water you drink, your concoction may last only a few days)
Cheers and bottom's up!