I came across this recipe for infused water by April Luca, and wanted to share it with all of you. With the temperatures rising, staying hydrated and making sure your kiddos are drinking enough water is super important. This infused water recipe boosts your immune system (which is something that this mom of 4 needs!) and helps with digestion, too. And it tastes amazing. Win, win! I’ll definitely be making a big batch of this over the weekend to help keep us cool.
- 1-2 liters of filtered water, depending on how strong you want your infused water to taste
- Part of 1 ginger root (ginger boosts the immune system, has
- anti-oxidant effects and improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.)
- Part of 1 lemon (lemon helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track, has anti-bacterial properties and has been shown to aid in the digestion of fats.)
- Handful of fresh mint leaves, approximately 12-15 leaves (mint leaves add a refreshing flavor, along with helping with digestion in the liver.
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Wash all produce well.
- Slice the ginger root and lemon and remove the lemon rind (removing the skin of a fruit helps avoid ingesting pesticides and other pollutants and stops your water from having a bitter taste)
- Fill jug with filtered water and add ginger and lemon. You can squeeze a bit of the lemon juice into the water as well to give it a burst of citrus flavor.
- Add a handful of fresh, fragrant, mint leaves.
- Let this mixture sit overnight in the fridge. The flavors will infuse the water.
- Pour, drink and enjoy daily (you can add icecubes if you want your water extra cold)
Here are a few other infused water combinations that April also recommends:
- Blueberry Mint
- Basil Strawberry
- Melon Mint (Cantaloupe & Honeydew or Watermelon)
- Apple Cinnamon
- Cucumber Mint
How do you make sure that you and your kids are drinking enough water throughout the day, especially during the warmer spring and summer months? Share your ideas and recipes in the comments!