If you haven’t dabbled in the simple joy of infusing your H2O, we highly recommend it! The possibilities are endless. While most infused waters are high in Instagram value and taste, do they actually provide any additional nutritional value? A few wedges or slices of your favorite fruit may look beautiful and taste pleasant but will provide only traces of nutrition. However, don’t let this dishearten you, the purpose of infusing water is to create a desire to consume more water throughout the day. Its’ still a big win for your hydration goals!
If the functionality of your infusion is weighing heavy on your mind, here are 2 great infusions you can try immediately:
Cucumber Lime Water
This infusion doubles as a great detox water. Refreshing and loaded with electrolytes. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 small cucumber, sliced
1 Lime, wedged
1L Olu Tropical Water
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and lightly chill. Transfer into a vessel of your choosing and enjoy throughout the day.
Pro Tip – Squeeze each lime wedge to infuse more of the juice into the water. Instead of tossing out the sliced cucumber – eat it! You have now maximized the functionality of your infused water.
Strawberry Mint Water
Consuming strawberries is a deliciously juicy way of getting your daily dose of antioxidants. Which makes this infusion gives you two essential benefits in one great drink – keep you hydrated while fighting free radicals. Here’s what you’ll need:
10 to 15 Strawberries (ripe)
Handful of Mint leaves
1L of Olu Tropical Water
Cut the strawberries into slices or into quarters and give the mint leaves a quick smack in between the palms of your hands to release the glorious minty aromas and flavor. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and chill. Enjoy this throughout the day!
Pro Tip – Don’t forget to eat those strawberries as you go. We are maximizing the functionality of your infusions after all!