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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet, longtime friend, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, author of the Recipes to Nourish website. Emily’s blog focuses on gluten-free real food and holistic health. She’s a real foodie, passionate about nourishing home cooking and advocate of “green” living. Her passion and mission are to make healthy and natural living as easy and enjoyable as possible. Stop by her site, Recipes to Nourish, for her latest recipes and natural living tips.}

When the heat goes up, enjoy these simple, healthy, hydrating infused waters. They’re beautiful to look at and so delicious too! 

When summertime hits, I’m always trying to find ways to cool down. I am NOT a fan of extreme heat. Honestly, anything over 85 degrees is too hot for me, and even 85 is pushing my limit. But, I live in Northern California and usually, our summers are quite hot and often 100 degrees and above.

Hot weather means I’m often in the shade as much as possible, usually hanging out by our kiddie pool {because I have young kiddos}, eating lots of homemade fudgesicleswatermelon paletas, and pretty much always sipping on homemade strawberry ginger Switchel and infused waters.

And of course eating homemade ice cream too, how could I forget about ice cream? It’s the best, right?!

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But back to infused waters and why they are so awesome!

Did you know that it’s so easy to make your own homemade infused waters? There’s really nothing to it! All you need is filtered water, fresh organic fruits or veggies, and some fresh herbs or spices. Prep everything and toss the goods into a big jar or pitcher and cover with water. Voilà! It’s that simple.

If you want the infused waters to be extra cold, just throw in some ice cubes or stick the whole thing in the fridge for awhile to chill.

Want to kick your infused waters up another notch? You can easily turn these infused waters into a natural electrolyte drink too! All you need to do is add a little bit of authentic Celtic sea salt {don’t worry, you won’t taste it}. Extra bonus, try adding some trace mineral drops to the waters too.

I always add the trace mineral drops when I know my family will be in extreme heat or will be doing a lot of physical activity and sweating a lot.

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How To Make Infused Waters

  1. Grab yourself some pretty, large mason jars {I like to use quart or half gallon mason jars} or a glass pitcher.
  2. Make sure you have a bunch of filtered water and ice cubes on hand.
  3. Visit your local farmers market, grocery store or your backyard garden and stock up on your favorite fruits, like lemons and berries, vegetables like cucumbers and fresh herbs like thyme and cilantro.
  4. Chop, slice and dice everything. Toss it all into your jar or pitcher and cover with filtered water.
  5. Enjoy this deliciousness throughout the day.

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10 Delicious + Hydrating Infused Waters Recipes

Lemon + Ginger + Mint  

Lemon pairs so well with sweet and spicy ginger. Add mint to the lemon and ginger and you have an amazing flavor combo. Slice up a lemon, a peeled half-inch knob of ginger and toss in some beautiful sprigs of fresh mint. My family loves spearmint, but by all means use whatever mint variety you like, like chocolate mint or peppermint. 

Strawberry + Cucumber 

Strawberries and cucumbers add the best flavors to infused waters! Slice up several strawberries and a half of a small cucumber. It tastes so good and the strawberry slices look so beautiful in the water too. 

Nectarine + Blueberry

The perfect summertime combo! Grab yourself a ripe nectarine, remove the pit and thinly slice the super sweet stone fruit. Then add some whole blueberries or cut them in half. 

Lemon + Rosemary 

Rosemary is a popular herb that is super easy to grow and pretty common in many backyards. Cut yourself a pretty fragrant sprig of rosemary and thinly slice up a lemon for a lovely flavor combo. 

Apple + Cinnamon Stick

I love this ambrosial drink. It has such a delicate, pleasant taste. All you have to do is slice up an apple and add in a cinnamon stick. The perfect blend of sweet and spice. 

Strawberry + Blueberry

You can’t go wrong with this pleasant flavor combo. It’s total berry bliss in a glass. It’s super pretty too! Just slice up a bunch of strawberries and leave the blueberries as is or cut them in half. 

Cucumber + Lime + Cilantro 

This might be one of my favorite flavor combos! It’s absolutely heavenly. Slice up a half of a small cucumber, one lime and toss in a nice handful of cilantro sprigs with leaves. 

Cherry + Lime 

So refreshing! Spring cherries are delicious, sweet and beautiful too. Slice up a lime and cut a bunch of cherries in half for a thirst-quenching drink. 

Orange + Thyme 

This flavor combo ties for first place in my opinion. It’s practically perfect in every way. Slice up a sweet orange and toss in some savory springs of thyme. It’s so refreshing and pretty too, especially if your thyme is flowering. 

Strawberry + Basil 

Sweet strawberries mixed with savory basil makes a delightful blend. It’s especially delicious and fragrant. Slice up a handful of strawberries and add in some whole basil leaves or slice it up in beautiful chiffonade ribbons. 

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Infused Waters
 
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Author:
Recipe type: Beverages
Ingredients
  • Organic fruit of choice: strawberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, citrus, apples - sliced
  • Organic veggies of choice: cucumbers - sliced
  • Organic fresh herbs or spices of choice: thyme, rosemary, cilantro, basil, ginger, cinnamon stick (I really like this brand.)
  • 6 - 8 cups filtered water
  • ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt - optional (I really like this brand.)
  • 10 drops trace mineral drops - optional (I really like this brand.)
  • Ice - optional
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce and prep if needed - slice, peel, crush, etc.
  2. Add prepped fruit/veggies/herbs/spices to a large jar or pitcher. Top with filtered water.
  3. Add optional sea salt and trace mineral drops.
  4. Serve right away or chill in the refrigerator. Add ice for an extra cooling experience. Enjoy!
Notes
Yield: About 8 cups

Optional: Add ice cubes for an iced drink or store in the refrigerator to chill.

Storage: Keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
 

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