16 Dez Superfood Infused Water – by Liora Bels
How to Stay Hydrated with Fun and Delicious Homemade Superfood Infused Water
Here’s an easy way to drink more water and to get the most nutritional benefit from staying hydrated during the day. Nourishing Superfood Herbal Infusions are tasty, colorful and a good way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. The delicious recipes are quick and easy to make and can help you strengthen your immunity, de-stress, detox and make you smile. You can enjoy sipping most infusions warm or cold – depending on the season and your mood. So let’s warm up or refresh with these healthy Superfood Herbal Infusions.
Mix It Up
Add variety for the greatest nutritional impact. You can be creative and infuse your water with a number of fresh herbs, veggies, fruit, edible flowers, spices and superfoods from organic produce. Here are some suggestions:
Herbs: mint, rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, cilantro, sage, lemongrass
Vegetables: cucumber, celery, fennel
Fruit: citrus fruit, apples, pears, berries, pomegranate, tropical fruit
Edible flowers: lavender, rose, hibiscus, dandelion – (only use 100% pesticide free flowers)
Spices: fresh ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom pods, cloves
Superfoods: goji berries, coconut water, chia, bee pollen
Benefits (to name a few)
Lemons – alkaline, rich in vitamin C and a great electrolyte.
Goji Berries – are nutritional powerhouses and boost the immune system.
Mint and lemongrass – support the digestive system and have a calming effect.
Sage – soothes sore throats, soothes stomach ache and aids digestion
Lavender – balances your mood and relieves tension
Rose – cooling, calming for your nervous system
Hibiscus – hydrating and cooling
Rosemary – mood enhancing, good for concentration
Have Fun with Recipes
Superfoods and herbs don’t just offer great nutrition, they’re also pretty tasty and fun to experiment with. The key to a healthy diet is creating enough variety so you’re never bored. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started. Brew either hot water or optional use water at room temperature and infuse it with the following ingredients.
Note: For warm infusions let ingredients steep for about 10 minutes for the cool option let the water sit for a few hours to allow the aroma to unfold. I recommend keeping it in a glass bottle or pitcher and drink it fresh. Also use filtered or a good quality drinking water.
Recipes by Liora Bels
Pepper or Cayenne
Maplesyrup or Raw Honey
Raw Honey (optional)
Orange and peel