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Are you challenged to drink more water for your health because you find it bland and boring? Do you miss the flavor that you used to have before you gave up sugary, chemical-laden soft drinks?

Well, the solution is simple!  Infused water!

Infused waters have grown in popularity in recent years because they are so yummy, healthy and easy to make! The water your body desperately needs every day can also be tantalizing for your taste buds by adding fruit, berries and herbs.  You can now even purchase drink cups and pitchers with built in baskets for your flavor ingredients (acts as a strainer). If you crave some sweetness, you can add a few drops of all-natural liquid Stevia to your infused water and kick those sugar cravings to the curb!

The process is super simple.  Just muddle (or break apart) the herb leaves to release the oils, place in a sealable pitcher or container, add water, and then add fruit.  Refrigerate for several hours, or until the flavor is strong enough for your liking.  Strain and serve!

I recently made two infused waters, Citrus (lemon, orange and lime) and Pineapple Mint, for a health fair at the employee wellness program where I work, and they were a big hit!  But there are so many possibilities for flavor – the varieties you can make are endless!  

Here are a few more flavor ideas to get you started:

Citrus (orange, lemon and lime)
Raspberry Lime
Lemon Ginger
Blackberry Sage
Pineapple Mint
Raspberry Mint
Orange lavender

Watermelon Rosemary
Orange Pineapple
Honeydew Sage
Blackberry Mint
Orange Blueberry Basil
Pineapple Thyme
Watermelon Cilantro
Strawberry Lemon
Raspberry Mint

Enjoy!  Please share other personal favorites that you enjoy by commenting below!

About Tamara

Tamara Golden is a wife, mother of 3, board certified Holistic Nurse, whole health educator, board certified health and wellness coach, and ordained minister. Her passion is helping God's people overcome lifestyle-induced health challenges and align their habits with His divine design for health and healing so they can fulfill their calling, unhindered by poor health and chronic disease.