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Ginger, Mint & Lemon Infused Water

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Add a handful of fresh, fragrant, mint leaves.
  5. Let this mixture sit overnight in the fridge. The flavors will infuse the water.
  6. 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!

Love,
T

 

  • Lesli Skye MoonlightAndStardus

    awesome idea Tori, I been rying to drink more water each day as well this is a great new way to add spice to the day (and water of course :)

  • Rebecca

    Lemons, here’s where organic is a must because the whole fruit is edible.

    The rinds have a ton of vitamin C and the pith or white part is high in bioflavonoids and limonene. If you don’t buy organic, don’t eat the rinds.

    There’s a bunch of easy recipes out there to make candied lemon rinds that leave you with a tasty snack and a lemon syrup.

    Buying tip for lemons, heavier the better (light weight lemons will have thicker peels) and when you look at the end of the lemon where the stem used to be, you should see little lines radiating out in a star pattern, the more lines, the higher the mineral content.

    :)

  • Tania Fuentes

    Same as your family plus natural coconut water which has a naturally occurring electrolytes to combat dehydration! I love the mint ginger combo look forward to trying the strawberry basil- lavender and cucumber infused water is happy water too :-)

  • Susan Grayson

    OMG! Tori You are killing us! This drink sound tooo good to drink. I will make one in one day. Thank you for bring this up. I hope you bring up more delish healthy food and drinks… Hugs!

  • Mackenzie

    Tori, this is soooo not even related to this yummy drink (although, I will DEFINITELY be making this..) Just caught up on your new show and I just had to write you. As silly as it may sound, I feel like we’re friends…When I was pregnant I religiously watched Tori and Dean Inn Love and we went through so many life stages “together.” {this is the part where I feel like a giant dweeb having this “convo” in this “public forum”} but it’s true! So watching you go through this (and watching you be a mom by yourself, and clean up Hattie in the car after she got sick as you have to shoo away paparazzi, my heart was breaking). You’ve got so many “soul sisters” out here and we’re with you. Glad you have good support. Life doesn’t have to be perfect…just keep getting up each morning and that’s you’re biggest success. Love ya girl.

  • Jeanine Tribley

    Thanks so much I agree we all need to stay super hydrated and what better than lovely infused water. Love your Blog and all you do….