Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sassy Flavoured Water

It's no surprise that most people do not meet their daily fluid requirements. The human body is comprised of up to 60% water! We need fluids to maintain the body’s fluid balance and for proper digestion, joint lubrication, to flush the kidneys, and more.

Ingesting lots of sugar with pops and juice (even if they are 100% natural) and chemicals with sugar-free pop is not ideal. Water is what our bodies crave and want but lets face it, water gets a little bland sometimes! Enter: Naturally flavoured water! All you need is a pitcher, water, fruit, vegetables, herbs and a couple hours to marry the flavours.

Not only does it spice up water, is it not just so dang cute sitting out on the table? Lets say thank you to our bodies for the work they do for us and drink up!
No cooking required!

Green Apple and Lemon
5 cups water
1 green apple, rubbed with lemon juice
1/2 lemon

Sassy Water
From the Flat Belly Diet

2 liters of water
1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves

What else? Anything will do! Try:

Cucumbers and Rosemary
Citrus and Mint
Ginger and Lemon

Kiwi (peeled)

Let the pitchers rest for 24 hours before enjoying! Try it out with some sparkling water for extra zip.

Things to avoid: Too much citrus (2 slices for 5 cups will do. It is SUPER powerful when infused overnight), berries (strawberries, blueberries, ...) really don't add much to the flavour but they look pretty (they loose their colour after about 24 hours however).

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