With the weather cooling down, it can be a bit harder to get all your water intake in a day. During warmer months, your body craves water. Cold months, you are more likely to turn to the delicious sugary, warm beverages. Below are some fun, refreshing ways to spruce up your water this winter. With these quick recipes, getting in all your ounces will be easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Literally.
How to Infuse your Winter Waters:
- Place all fruit/herb ingredients at the bottom of a water pitcher.
- Cover ingredients half with ice and the other half with water.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of an hour.
PRO TIP: You can use the same fruit 3-5 times with fresh water before it loses its flavor.
You can also use a portable bottle with a fruit infuser, just scale down about half way on the ingredients. Enjoy your ounces on the road!
Cinnamon Honeycrisp Water:
This recipe will have you feeling like you’re taking a nice big bite of your favorite apple pie. According to healthline.com, apples are associated with reducing the risk of diabetes, promoting good gut bacteria and good for bone health.
1 Cinnamon Stick (if using powder place is a cheesecloth bag, it will clot if just placed in water)
1 Honeycrisp Apple
Thinly slice honeycrisp apple, cut away any seeds. Place apple slices and cinnamon stick in pitcher. Add water and ice. Let sit in refrigerator for minimum of an hour.
Cranberry Lemon Drop Water:
Skip the vodka on this drink, I promise you won’t even miss it. Maybe. Jessica Estrada over at wellandgood.com writes that cranberries are known for their urinary tract health, however, they have many more benefits such as: reducing bad cholesterol, promoting gum health and boosting your immune system.
1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar +¼ Cup Water
½ Cup Fresh Cranberries
Combine cranberries, agave nectar and water in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until cranberries start to burst open. Let cool completely. Place sliced lemon and cranberries in pitcher. Add water and ice. Let sit in refrigerator for minimum of an hour.
Pomegranate Citrus Water:
In winter months, a great deal of citrus fruits are in season. Take advantage of this and add the various yummy varieties to your water. Oranges are extremely high in vitamin C, keeping us fighting off the bugs going around in this colder season. Experts over at timeofindia.com say that oranges also alkalizes the body and controls blood sugar levels.
1 Pomegranate (deseeded)
½ Cup Fresh Mint
Combine all ingredients. Add water and ice. Let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of an hour. You might even find a few pom seeds make their way into your cup, enjoy them!
Getting your water in is one of the best things you can do for your overall wellness. It flushes your body of toxins, refreshes the brain and can even raise your metabolism. If you want to ensure you feel your best this winter, whip up some of these winter water recipes and get to sippin’.
Which recipe would you like to try first? Let me know in the comments!