Infused water is typically a combination of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and ice cold water. Depending on the ingredients that you add, infused water can have some incredible health benefits. Plus, it can be a delicious alternative to your normal bottle of water! Wondering how to get started? In this blog, we cover our favourite infused water recipes and their benefits.
Health Benefits of Infused Water
We know that drinking the proper amount of water each day is the key to staying hydrated and staying healthy long-term. What happens when extra ingredients are added to a daily water?
One of the best (and most obvious) benefits of infused water is that it can encourage you to hydrate. Drinking water isn’t always easy, but having something flavorful without added sugars can still do the trick.
Certain ingredients in infused water can have health benefits if you drink it over time. Here are a few:
- Healthy weight loss support
- Immune system protection
- Digestive health improvement
- Appetite control
- Naturally restore energy levels
It’s important to note that while infused water can have health benefits, these drinks won’t provide the same nutrients that you get from eating a fruit or veg. Enjoy an infused water during your workout or at your desk, but avoid using it as a meal or snack replacement!
Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes
We’ve been going crazy for infused water, especially when made with the BrüMate MultiShaker. This versatile shaker bottle includes a removable agitator/infuser, making it easy to sip on infused water without getting the ingredients in your mouth. It’s 26oz and perfectly insulated, ensuring each sip will be as refreshing as the last.
Here are some of our favourite infused water recipes we’ve been creating using the MultiShaker:
1. “Autumn” Flavored Infusion
If you’re a fan of apples and cinnamon, especially as the days get colder, you’ll love this delicious recipe. We mixed pears, plums, apples and cinnamon to create an autumn flavoured infused water!
2. Minty Lemon Infusion
Did you know both mint and lemon can have positive effects on your digestive health? Mint has also been known as a cure for stomach pain and bloating.
Add lemon slices and fresh mint leaves to an ice water to create a crisp and refreshing beverage to enjoy on your morning commute. The zesty flavours of the mint and lemon will give you that much needed energy boost!
3. Strawberry Kiwi Infusion
This infusion is known to improve cardiovascular health, and also provides blood sugar regulation and digestion benefits. The subtle sweet taste of the strawberries and kiwi will have you finishing your beverage before you know it!
4. Cucumber Mint Infusion
Another classic and simple pairing, cucumber and mint are incredibly refreshing and go together like bread and butter. Thinly slice your cucumbers and add them to your ice water. Then, add some lightly chopped or torn mint leaves to release their aromas.
5. Melon Medley Infusion
If you’re a watermelon and honeydew lover, this one’s for you. Chop up watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe, and mint to create a summery concoction. This is perfect for poolside sipping, or with your eggs and toast!
6. Tropical Infusion
There’s nothing better than the flavourful combination of pineapple and coconut. Give yourself a beach day by mixing chopped coconut, pineapple and lime into your ice water. Pineapple is a well-known anti-inflammatory ingredient. If you’re feeling bloated, this may be the perfect drink to brighten your day!