Day 6: How To Make A Water Infusion
When it comes to health benefits, infused waters offer a healthy, delicious alternative to beverages currently found on the market. Combining fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and essential oils in water provides crucial hydration to help the body fight inflammation and carry vital nutrients to tissue cells throughout the body.
Here is my quick and easy way to make my detox water. I always have it around!
How to Make Detox Water Infusion
Infused waters offer a healthy, delicious alternative to beverages currently found on the market. Combining fruits, vegetables, herbs and essential oils into water provides crucial hydration to help the body fight inflammation and carry vital nutrients to tissue cells.
The great part about infused water is that it’s so easy to make. All you need is fresh produce (fruit, veggies and herbs) along with cold water. Start by choosing what flavor you want, wash and chop your produce and simply add it to your water.
The amount of produce you use is up to you based on how much water you’re infusing and how much flavor you want to add. Obviously, the more produce you add, the more intense the flavor will be. The intensity will also depend on how long you let the ingredients soak/infuse. Some items (like cucumber, melon, citrus fruits and mint) will add flavor almost immediately, while other items like rosemary, berries, apples and ginger will need to soak overnight.
Infusing can take place at room temperature for about 2 hours, but to prevent bacteria growth infusions should be stored in the fridge if soaking for longer than a couple hours.
Now that you have the basics, let’s make our detox water infusion…
DETOX AND SKIN RENEWAL
1 grapefruit, sliced into wheels
1 lemon, sliced into wheels
10 mint leaves
½ cucumber, sliced into rounds
2 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil
1.5 quarts still water
Combine grapefruit with lemon and cucumber slices in the bottom of a 2-quart pitcher. Add water, lemon essential oil. Refrigerate infusion for 2-4 hours before serving.
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