It's no mystery that water--the substance that is 75% of our bodies and 75% of our planet--is crucial to our over health and well-being. Unfortunately though, it is still so hard for many to have the right amount of intake every day. And I get it, to some it's not the tastiest thing. Some can't stomach the idea of drinking room temperature water. I've heard a million different reasons in my practice and with my friends and family.
With that said, there are always solutions! Fruit infusion water bottles are all over the place these days. When I walk into work I can count at least 7-10 people who have some sort of fancy bottle that allows for them to infuse fruit to help with their water intake. And when I ask them if it works, they are so quick to say that yes, in fact it does. So, I thought, why don't I try it as well?
I happened to be at Target, and found the Define Bottle. It's a beautiful double walled glass bottle with a bamboo top. It comes with a little cage for loose teas that separates if you want to put in just water and fruit.
I'm not going to lie, I probably drank at least 4 bottles of my infused water and tea, plus the other plain water I was drinking. People are definitely onto something.
Below are my top 5 fruit and tea infusions that I made. Try them out! Tell me what you think! I've also posted what the ingredients are good for from an Ayurvedic perspective. If you're curious to see what ingredients would
- Ginger Tea Bag, Limes, Mint: I took 1 Yogi Tea Ginger Tea bag, and infused it with 1/2 a lime cut up, and 1 handful of mint leaves.
- This is really great for kindling your agni. Ginger has so many health benefits which I've mentioned before. The sourness of the lime is also slightly heating so a great 1-2 punch with the ginger.
- Rose, Hibiscus, Mint: I took 2 tsp of a dried rose/hibiscus flower tea and infused it with 1 handful of mint leaves.
- All 3 of these ingredients are cooling to the body, making it a perfect elixir for the summer time. Rose & hibiscus have an added benefit of being beneficial to the female reproductive system.
- Green Tea Bag, Blueberries: I took 1 Yogi Tea Pomegranate Green Tea bag and mashed 1.5 handfuls of blueberries infusion them into the tea.
- Pomegranate, green tea and blueberries are packed with high levels of anti-oxidants, making them beneficial to our overall immunity and health. Blueberries also have an affinity to the blood. Coupled with its anti-oxidants, blueberries are great for cleansing the blood of toxins as well as overall health of it.
- Hibiscus Tea Bag, Blueberries: I took 1 hibiscus tea bag, and infused 1.5 handfuls of mashed blueberries.
- Again, great for the above-mentioned benefits. Along with an incredibly refreshing taste. So yum.
- Blueberries, Mint: I took 1.5 handfuls of mashed blueberries and mixed it with 1 handful of mint leaves.
- Same reasons as above.
*Quick note: when I say mashed blue berries, I just barely squeezed the berries in my fingers so that the juice can slightly be released into the water to obtain the flavor. They weren't completely mashed into a mush.
Try these out and let me know what you think.
Here's to healthy hydration! Cheers!