Summertime and refreshment go hand-in-hand, so why not change up the norm and make your own infused waters?
We all know you’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses a day. I know that I struggle with drinking my daily share of water. But adding in some d’lish flavors makes it easier and tastier to drink.
Let’s make a basic recipe. First, get a large pitcher and add in a sliced fresh lemon, make sure wash the outside first. Then add in some of your favorite seasonal fruits: juicy melon chunk, fresh-picked berries, or a sliced nectarine or peach.
Afterwards, the skies the limits with flavors! For an herbal note, add in a few basil leaves, a sprig of rosemary, or even a couple of lavender flowers from the garden. I also like to add a teaspoon or so of chia seeds to plump – I love their fun texture! And if you like a touch of sweetness you could add a tiny splash of honey or agave.
Now, fill up your pitcher with filtered or spring water. Slightly stir, then cover and refrigerate overnight for all that goodness to infuse.
If you want to make this for work, make smaller batches in quart jars or mason mugs with a lid – tasty hydration on the go. So get creative with your water and stay hydrated! –Kathy