Refreshing Water Recipes

We all know how important it is to drink water! But do you really know how important it is? The benefits of drinking water are practically endless.

Our bodies are made up of about 60% water…pretty cool, right? So with that much water already in our system it might seem unnecessary to drink even more water, right? Wrong! We need to consume a lot of water!

Drinking water helps with proper function of our organs, keeps our skin glowing and wrinkle free! Ok…maybe not wrinkle free..but close!

It also helps lubricate joints, form salivia, help food pass through the body, and helps regulate body temperature.

As important as it is to drink water…sometimes it can be difficult. Especially since the good ol’ H20 is pretty much TASTELESS! Below are a few recipes to help you jazz up your water intake!!

 

Berry Minty

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced.
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups purified water

Directions: In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Let steep for 4-6 hours. Serve over ice cubes!

Citrus-y is for Me!

  • 1/2 Orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 grapefruit, sliced
  • 4 cups purified water

Directions: In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Let steep for 4-6 hours. Serve over ice cubes!

Plain & Simple

  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 4 cups purified water

Directions: In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Let steep for 4-6 hours. Serve over ice cubes!

The “Mojito” 

  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime sliced

Directions: In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Let steep for 4-6 hours. Serve over ice cubes!

Summertime

  • 1/2 cup watermelon, cubed
  • 2 kiwi’s, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4 cups purified water

Directions: In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Let steep for 4-6 hours. Serve over ice cubes!

We hope you enjoy these recipes- stay hydrated!

 

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