Saturday, 18 April 2015

Lemon Infused water

It may seems silly writing a recipe on Lemon infused water. Obviously, you just place lemon slices in water :). BUT! Why? Are there any benefits of infusing water with fruit? 

To hydrate our bodies, it is recommended we drink at least 2 litres of water a day. I actually really like to drink water on its own, as long as its really cold. But a lot of people either don't like the taste, or find it boring to drink plain water. Infusing fruit flavours the water naturally. Unlike simply squeezing the juice into water, infusing derives flavour from the whole fruit, including the rind which provides a tangy bright flavour.

Infused water is a great low calorie alternative to Fresh fruit juices. As the water is only being flavoured by the fruit, and you are not eating the fruit itself, you are not consuming a large number of calories. For one jug of orange juice, you could use 10 oranges, but only one for a jug of infused water.  

Fruit infusions take seconds to prepare and look so pretty! If a beverage looks colorful and healthy, you will be more inclined to drink it, which will help to keep you hydrated.
I usually fill a huge jug of water, top with fruit and keep in the fridge. I top it up when the water gets low, using the same fruit. You can buy infusion water bottles which has a separate fruit section. this way you can keep topping up your water bottle throughout the day. 
Get creative - use berries, citrus fruits, summer fruits, anything you fancy :)

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Thanks for commenting. <3 Emily x