If you’re familiar with infused water, you’ve likely seen quite a few combinations of fruit that you can use to create tasty and refreshing drinks for your own year-round enjoyment. But did you know that there are some recipes that can get you some of the amazing benefits of vegetables as well?
Here are some amazing new recipes that use both vegetable and fruit combinations for some really tasty and nutritious drinks.
Strawberry Lime Cucumber
Cucumber makes a great addition to almost any infused drink. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and citric acids, which help to break down mineral deposits in the gallbladder. Take some strawberries and drop them into the water. They can be cut or whole. Then, cut the lime into coins. Make them thin and you can leave the skin on. After that is done, cut the cucumber into coins and place all of the coins into the container. Let it sit for about 3 hours and you’ll have a great healthy drink. This drink can also help you lose weight.
Tomato Celery Basil
Here is a drink that has more fragrant flavor. The celery should be organic so that you don’t ingest as many pesticides as you would from the non-organic kind. Cut a long stalk of celery into strips and place it into the water. Cut a tomato into 8 slices and put it into the container. Then, put in a shoot of basil and let it sit for 5 – 6 hours. Celery is highly alkaline and will help to control stomach acids. Tomato is good at helping the body to control cholesterol.
Cucumber Lemon Watermelon
If you need some serious vasodilation, watermelon is a good thing to put in your infused drinks. Lemons are high in vitamin C, so they can help you to strengthen your immune system. To make this drink, cut the cucumber into coins and place them into the water. After this step is finished, cut the lemon into coins and drop it into the water. You can leave the rind on the watermelon of you like, but cut the watermelon into cubes or any other fun shapes, and add them to your water.
Mint Cucumber Jalapeno
This infusion will give you a heavy dose of vitamin C. Drop in some sprigs of fresh mint, cut a cucumber into coins and then make a slit in a single jalapeno. Let it sit for 3 hours and serve chilled.