Top 3 Infused Water Recipes

Top 3 Infused Water Recipes

  • July 14, 2017

Everyone knows that hydration is key during summertime. Despite this fact, some people find it difficult to get enough water for the simple fact that it doesn’t look or taste very interesting.

Enter Norman Aitken, our renowned chef, to the rescue! He has a few colourful, easy-to-make infused water recipes that will charm and encourage your family and friends to hydrate properly at your next pool party!

Prepare one of these recipes at home and show it off in a pitcher or water dispenser. It’s trendy! Set it in the middle of the table on your patio, under a bright blue sky. The fruits and herbs floating in the water will steal the show. Your guests will love it.

Here are three infused water recipes, each with many benefits, to impress your guests this summer:

1- Romance and rosemary

  • 4 litres of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 large grapefruits, cut into sections
  • Three or four sprigs of fresh rosemary

Grapefruit is a powerful antioxidant. It deep-cleans pores and is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Rosemary, sometimes known as the crown herb, has many virtues that have been extolled since antiquity. Its essential oils improve concentration and stimulate memory capacity. Additionally, rosemary has always been known for its restorative traits. It’s the perfect recipe to feel energized while on vacation!

Health tip: To extract the essential oils from the rosemary, rub the leaves lightly before placing the sprigs in the water.

2- Explosive flavours under the sun

  • 4 litres of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 oranges, cut into sections
  • A bunch of washed cilantro

Oranges boast many benefits for our health thanks to their high vitamin C content and numerous antioxidant compounds, such as flavonoids, which help prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. Cilantro is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and its antioxidants. This magic potion cleanses your body and boosts your immune system in the summer!

3- An unusual combination

  • 4 litres of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 5 limes, cut into sections
  • A bunch of basil

Despite their small size and sour taste, limes have many benefits because they are high in vitamins C and B6, potassium, folic acid, and limonene. They’re a great addition to your diet to strengthen your immune system, slow ageing, and reduce pain and inflammation. Basil is also rich in minerals and antioxidants and known for its digestive and antispasmodic qualities. Bring this surprising combination to your picnic for a boost of energy!

Health tip: Make sure you wash the fruits and keep the citrus peel in infused water recipes, because most of the essential oils are in the outer layer of the skin.

This summer, raise a glass to health and summer sun with your guests! Add colourful and vitamin-rich infused water to your summer menu. To enhance their flavour, add your favourite herbs and fruits. Be creative! It’s a great way to celebrate summer, and you’ll go back to work completely energized!