Saturday, January 13, 2018

Delicious Strawberry Mint Infused Water Recipe (AKA Detox Water)

Best detox water recipes - strawberry infused detox water recipe
Have you caught on to the infused water (or as some like to call it, detox water) craze yet? Why drink boring, plain water when you can make healthy flavored waters at home for hardly any money?

Doing something as simple as add fresh fruit and herbs to infuse water with flavor increases how much you enjoy your water - which makes you want to drink more - which gets you to drink more of the delicious infused water effortlessly!

Pssst. Incase you didn't know, I wrote THE BOOK on infused water / detox water recipes. Check it out on Amazon here!

....but back to the strawberry mint infused water recipe, because that's why you're here, right? 
This is one of my favorite recipes in the book! 

Something about the combination of sweet strawberries and fresh mint just mingle together in a way that is crisp - yet slightly sweet - in a way that is oh-so-refreshing!

We grow a mint plant mostly so I have a ready supply of fresh mint available for infused water! If you don't have your own mint plant, that's okay! Just pick up a small pack of organic mint in the produce aisle of your local grocery store or at your local farmers market. 

Benefits of Infused Water

The truth is that most Americans aren't drinking enough water. Water is essential for literally every single process your body performs for you - from detoxification to digestion to thinking! Dehydration can cause brain fog, toxins to build up in your system and digestive distress. 

The same chronically dehydrated Americans say the reason they aren't drinking more water (even though they know they should!) is because they don't like the taste of water. Even if you filter your water to remove common contaminants and improve the flavor of your water, many people find plain water to be really, well, plain. And boring. Which is why it's so common to turn to beverages like soda, coffee, juice and sweetened tea - for flavor.

The downside to this, though, is that flavors in these drinks come with calories, empty sugar, or artificial flavors that can mess with your endocrine systems. When you infuse water with fruit and herbs, you improve the flavor without any of the sketchy ingredients or added calories - and your body gets the hydration it so desperately needs.

How to Make Fruit Infused Water with Strawberries & Mint



Ingredients

  • 8-10 large strawberries* (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 large mint sprig*
  • 2 quarts cold filtered water
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.


Directions

Strawberry mint infused water STEP 1 

Wash and halve the strawberries (if using frozen strawberries, leave whole).

Strawberry mint infused water STEP 2

Add strawberry halves and mint to a 2 quart pitcher. Fill to the top with cold water.

Strawberry mint infused water STEP 3

Allow the mint and strawberries to infuse the water with flavor for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Keep water chilled.

Pro tip: When the water level runs low, you can just add more water to the pitcher over and over again until the strawberries lose their color or 48 hours passes from the first batch made - whichever comes first.

Enjoy!

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Yield: 2 quarts water

Strawberry Mint Infused Detox Water Recipe

Why drink boring, plain water when you can make healthy fruit infused waters at home for hardly any money? Doing something as simple as adding fresh fruit and herbs to infuse water with flavor increases how much you enjoy your water - which makes you want to drink more - which gets you to drink more of the delicious infused water effortlessly!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients:


  • 8-10 large organic strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 large organic mint sprig
  • 2 quarts cold filtered water

instructions


  1. Wash and halve the strawberries (if using frozen strawberries, leave whole).
  2. Add strawberry halves and mint to a 2 quart pitcher. Fill to the top with cold water.
  3. Allow the mint and strawberries to infuse the water with flavor for at least 10 minutes before serving.

    Keep water chilled.

notes

Pro tip: When the water level runs low, you can just add more water to the pitcher over and over again until the strawberries lose their color or 48 hours passes from the first batch made - whichever comes first.
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About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. She is also the author of  the hardcover book, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017).  Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!

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1 comment:

  1. I should make some of this. I always feel like after a lot of traveling I need to detox.

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