Hold up! Seriously! How can water taste this good?! Hydrating every day can be challenge, because in all honesty, water can get really boring. But with infused water recipes like this, your water is ANYTHING but ordinary! Plan ahead so you can hydrate with a kiss of herb-y, fruity, freshness!
My rule of thumb: you should be drinking half your body in water, in ounces, everyday. So we’ll use 120 as an easy example; for 120 pound person, they should consume 60 ounces of water a day. But feel free to hydrate even more. It makes your skin glow! Curious about the pitfalls of dehydration? Check this out. (Spoiler alert…weight gain tops the list).
I wanted to share this infused water recipe with you so that you are more motivated to stay on track with your hydration!
Why Hydration is Important
Hydration is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles (1).
- Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation
- Helps the kidneys (especially as we age)
- Promotes weight loss and a feeling of fullness
- Increases energy levels (2)
- Boosts cognitive function
- Improves mood
Strawberry Orange & Rosemary Infused water
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 medium sized orange
- 6 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 gallon of water
- 3 large ball jars filled 3 quarters of the way with purified water
Wash the strawberries, the orange, and the rosemary.
Remove the green tops from the strawberries, and thinly slice.
Slice the orange into pieces that will fit inside the ball jar.
Grab the 3 ball jars with purified water, and add the sliced strawberries and oranges. Divid it all up evenly among the water. Then take 2 sprigs of rosemary and add them to the joe. Cover each jar individually, then place them in the fridge.