Tasty Vitamin Water- quick and easy ideas to make your own!

Vitamin Infused Water
Vitamin Infused Water
It the new year and at least half the world seems to be on board with eating healthier and getting fit! I have been asked a lot recently, about how my kids and I make our real vitamin water. We have several that we like and make often. These are meant to be EASY- so don't over think it!  

A Few Pointers Before You Begin:

* Be sure to wash your fruit and veggies thoroughly before tossing them into your water

* Shoot for the 12-24 hour range in the refrigerator before drinking- easy to make before you go to bed, then take with you the next morning (12-18hrs after making) or drink that evening (18-24 hrs after making)

* Drink within the first 48 hours to get the most benefits of the infused water and avoid the fruit and vegetables to break down.

* It not necessary to squeeze your fruit into the water- just slice in circles (not wedges) and let it soak in the water.

* Stir gently and strain as desired before drinking, or just stick a straw in it!

* Whenever possible buy organic fruits and vegetables

***Each of these recipes is designed for 2 quarts of water***

Raspberry-Lemon Water- Immune Booster

1/2 - 1 cup Raspberries

1 Lemon Sliced (or a lemon cut in half works too)

Citrus Water- Vitamin C Kicker

1 Orange Sliced

1 Lemon Sliced

1 Lime Sliced

Cucumber-Mint Water- Detox/Fat Flush

1/2-1 Cucumber Sliced 

Several Mint Leaves

A Few Basil leaves- optional

Apple-Cinnamon Water- Metabolism Motivator 

1-2 Apple(s) Sliced (Gala or Red Delicious work best, but feel free to use others as well)

1 Cinnamon Stick

Strawberry-Orange-Mint Water- Energy Punch 

1 cup Strawberries Sliced in Half

1 Orange Sliced

Several Mint Leaves

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So, which one of these is your favorite? What are some of the others you have tried? Tell me in the comments below! I would love to hear from you! Be sure to share these with you friends on facebook, twitter and as always- PIN AWAY! 

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