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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

Goji berries

Thyme

Ginger

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Lemon

Ginger 

Turmeric

Pepper or Cayenne

Maplesyrup or Raw Honey

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Lavender

Lemon

pomegranate 

Raw Honey

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Strawberry

Blueberry

Rosemary

Lemon

Raw Honey (optional)

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Orange and peel

Cinnamon

Cardamom

Cloves

Ginger

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Apple

Ginger

Lemon

Mint

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Aloe

Apple

Mint

Cucumber

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Chia

Apple

Lemon

Cilantro

Maple syrup

Raw Honey


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