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Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

So fresh and so clean, clean. [Fruit + Water] ...  uh huh, hydration station comin’ at ya! 

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Now, it’s hard to even call this a "recipe" post because the idea of chopping up fruit and adding it to water is not rocket science. But, it is delicious. And I'm on a mission to post delicious AND nutrition ideas :)... so it felt appropriate. Also, I'm always trying to drink more water. Who isn't?! It's good for the bod. It's good for the mind! But staying hydrated seems to be a challenge, especially in the summer. I found that creating various fruity combos to jazz up my waters helps to keep things fun and funky fresh. I hope you'll agree! 

First, a couple tips to keep in mind that will make the process a tad easier:

1.) Use a large glass pitcher or a mason jar to contain your fruity creations. 

2.) Wash that fruit of yours first ... [dirty] fruit infused water is no good.

3.) Tick tock, give it some time! After combining the fruit and water, let it hang out for at least 4 hours in the fridge [if not longer] before sippin' away. 

Cool. Okay, now onto the good stuff...  

[Cucumber Refresh]

  • You'll need: 1/2 medium cucumber + mint leaves
  • Do the damn thang: Put sliced cucumbers and about 8 mint leaves into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours 

[Lemon Beezy-Berry Squeezy]

  • You'll need: 1/4 cup blueberries + 1/4 cup raspberries + 1/4 cup strawberries + lemon slices + mint leaves 
  • Do the damn thang: Put chopped strawbs, bluebs, raspberries, lemon slices and about 8 mint leaves into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours 

[Orange ya glad I like grapes?!]

  • You'll need: 1/2 large orange + 1/2 cup grapes
  • Do the damn thang: Put orange slices and halved grapes into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours 

[Kiwi Ka-Powi]

  • You'll need: 1 kiwi + 1/4 cup blueberries + 1/4 cup pineapple chunks + mint leaves 
  • Do the damn thang: Put kiwi slices, bluebs, pineapple and about 8 mint leaves into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours 

[Citrus Cherry Bomb]

  • What you'll need: orange slices + lemon slices + mint leaves + cherries (I only had frozen, but it seemed to work just fine!) 
  • Do the damn thang: Put orange slices, lemon slices, about 8 mint leaves and cherries into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit for at least 4 hours 

And one LAST recipe. I saved this one for the end because it's BOMB, and also because I don't have any photos. Seesh beezy, and you call yourself a blogger ;) but really, I couldn't manage carrying a watermelon all the way home #citygalprobz ... and buying pre-cut watermelon seemed overpriced and silly. 

I digress... 

Trust me. This one is FAB, no pictures needed. 

[Melon Head]

  • What you'll need: Watermelon chunks + basil leaves 
  • Do the damn thing: Put watermelon chunks and about 4-5 basil leaves into a mason jar; add filtered water; let sit in the refridgerator for at least 4 hours ... CHUG ;) Jk, ENJOY! 
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