Stay hydrated with this simple trick
Watermelon… cucumber… mint… these are the flavors of summer and the hydrating foods we should be filling our plates with to stay cool and feel refreshed. But why let your dinner plate have all the fun? If you’re looking for a new way to stay hydrated and shake up your H2O routine, try adding these seasonal gems to your water. Fruit-infused water is a gorgeous way to increase your daily H2O intake while reaping the benefits of the nourishing fruits, herbs, and vegetables tucked inside — a glass studded with watermelon and orange rind isn’t just visually pleasing, it’s also brimming with vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants! Below I’m sharing three beautiful 2-ingredient infusions that you can whip up in no time flat to enjoy all day long. Make a pitcher and keep it chilled for when you’re feeling parched on a perfect summer afternoon.
Blueberry & Cucumber
Blueberries aren’t just filled with antioxidants; these little gems boast healthy levels of fibre, folate, vitamin B6 and phytonutrients. Paired with naturally hydrating cucumber, this infusion will refresh and revive.
1 cup blueberries
1 english cucumber
Thinly slice the cucumber and place in the bottom of the pitcher. Add the blueberries and muddle with a wooden spoon, if desired. Top with ice water and refrigerate for at least two hours. Serve over ice.
Lime & Mint
Vibrant limes aid in digestion, keep skin clear, and add a dose of immunity-boosting vitamin C, while inflammation-fighting mint soothes the stomach and cools from the inside out.
1 lime, sliced
1 bunch fresh mint, muddled
In a pitcher, combine mint and lime and muddle with a wooden spoon. Top with filtered water and refrigerate for at least two hours. Serve over ice.
Watermelon & Orange
A natural hydrator, watermelon is also a wonderful source of fibre and lycopene. Combined with vitamin C-rich orange rind, this combination will aid digestion and boost immunity.
Rind from 1 orange
Slice and scoop out the watermelon, place in a pitcher with the orange rind. Top off with filtered water and refrigerate for at least two hours. Serve over ice.