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Summer Loving With Flavoured Water

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June 20, 2016 at 4:08 PM  •  Posted in DIY Remedies, I Say Organic Home Made, More than cooking by  •  0 Comments

Eight glasses per day. That’s the key to a healthy system. Health pundits have vacillated and argued over whether that’s a blanket rule for everyone, but the bottom line is that it’s a great start. However, anyone who’s started counting glasses of water, knows the tedium of having to down it. Pretty soon, you’re looking at the water jug or glass like it’s Satan and within a couple of days, you’ve given up.

Which is why you give water some flavour

Think about it. You infuse water with the goodness of organic fruits, spices and veggies. It tastes different. And you end up drinking more of it, plus nutrients from the flavouring agents. Win, win, win, water!

And it’s super easy!

You can make up different jugs for each day, you can even drop them into a portable water bottle and drink it on the go. We suggest letting the flavours infuse for at least an hour at minimum and up to four hours for really strong flavours.

What can you use?

You can choose what organic fruit, what spices, what herbs you like. You can start with just a lemon slice and then build up. Choose from our all organic range – apples, melons, citrus fruits, pomegranate seeds (which are great to crunch down too!) and organic veggies like cucumber, tomatoes – basically any fruit or veggie that you like the flavour of. And add spices like cumin, turmeric and more. You can even use coconut water, small quantities of juices and more – your tastebuds are the limit!

Just remember: when you add spices, let your water infuse for longer.

And here are some easy recipes to start with!

 

Energy water with Ginger, Cucumber, Lemon & Spearmint

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To about 8 cups of water, add about 10 slices of cucumber, 2-3 slices of lemon, ½ tsp of grated ginger and 10 spearmint leaves. Combine and let chill overnight.

Helps: with decreasing water retention, calming the digestive system, and even weight loss.

Coolwater with Cumin, Mint & Watermelon

Watermelon-Mint-WaterSource: wonderwardrobes.com

Take a large jug with at least 8 cups of water. Add 6-8 pieces of watermelon, at least 4-5 mint leaves and about a teaspoon to cumin. We recommend starting with whole cumin and moving to ground cumin if you like the taste.

Helps: with cooling your system down, digestion and better absorption of nutrients

Healthy water with Orange, Ginger, Turmeric & Black Pepper/Red Chilli

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To 8 cups of water, add 4-5 orange slices and ½ teaspoon of grated fresh ginger. Combine pinches of turmeric powder and black pepper powder or red chilli powder and let infuse overnight in the fridge. Stir and sip through the day.

Helps: with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, as well as metabolism increase and weight loss

Coconut Super water with Coconut Water & Lime

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This is made in smaller quantities – so to the water from one or two coconuts, add up to 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice. For an exotic twist, you can also add dried and crushed lime leaves like kaffir. Refrigerate overnight before drinking.

Helps: with hydration, electrolytes and maintaining the body’s alkalinity

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