The weather is getting warmer and you may be looking for healthy and yummy ways to quench your thirst. Studies have shown that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism, and drinking fruit infused water for weight loss can be an easy way to increase your water intake. In addition to boosting metabolism, drinking alkaline infused water can

  • Naturally help your body release fat cells
  • Keeps food moving through your system
  • Flushes toxins from your system
  • Improves your mood
  • Reduces muscle fatigue during exercise
  • Keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating
  • Keeps you from feeling groggy in the afternoon

Check out these great healthy fruit and herb flavored water combinations that will give your water a big boost of of flavor and nutrition.

Use a 1 gallon size glass bottle or jar with a lid. Use fresh produce and herbs and give them a good wash. You can use the fruits or veggies peeled or unpeeled but try to use organic when you can. Use thin slices or small cubes because the flavor will infuse more quickly. Add the fruit, herbs and veggies to the bottom of your bottle/jar and cover with cool alkaline water.

Let the water sit for a few hours to allow the flavors to infuse. The longer it sits, the more flavorful the water will be. Some fruits or herbs will infuse more quickly than others. Citrus is pretty instant. Herbs take a little longer. Berries take a few hours and will also release color into the water.

Strawberry + Basil + Cucumber

3 Basil Leaves
2 Strawberries – Sliced
3-5 Cucumber Slices

Orange + Strawberry + Mint

1/4 cup Mint
1/2 cup Strawberries – sliced
1/2 Orange – sliced into 1/2″ slices

Mixed Melon

1/2 Cup Cantaloupe – cubed
1/2 Cup Watermelon – cubed
1/2 Cup Honeydew – cubed

Raspberry + Lemon + Ginger

2 Cups Raspberries
1 Large lemon – cut into 1/2 inch slices
A few slices of fresh ginger