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Infused Water Recipes for a Healthier Detox

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You know not to go on one of those super low-calorie, no-food detoxes. But add these infusions from Infused Water to an already healthy diet to reduce inflammation, promote immunity and healthy skin, and hydrate after a hard workout.

Mango-Ginger with Berries

This infused water recipe packs a variety of flavors and even more nutrients into every last sip so you can detoxify deliciously! The ginger in this recipe will increase your energy and help you fight the commonly reported fatigue that can result from detoxification.

Makes: 1 liter

1 liter water

1/2 large mango, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup raspberries, muddled

1 tablespoon peeled and sliced ginger

  1. Prepare a pitcher or water infuser product with 1 liter water.
  2. Place the mango slices, raspberries (and juice), and ginger inside the pitcher or water infuser's canister.
  3. Allow mixture to steep in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place for 4 to 8 hours. For best flavor and health benefits, consume within 24 to 48 hours.

Key Ingredients

Featuring mangoes packed with beta-carotene, a powerful polyphenol and antioxidant that gives the fruit its beautiful hue, this blend protects the cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress, and helps to purge toxins from the bloodstream. Raspberries not only add to the immunity-boosting benefit with their anthocyanins that act as potent antioxidants, but also help to fight bacteria that can linger in the blood and digestive system. The potent spiciness of the ginger speeds metabolism, prevents infection, and increases energy.

Minty Grapefruit

This delightfully delicious combination of citrus spiced with mint and ginger makes the perfect thirst-quenching recipe for detoxification success! The lemon and lime in this recipe help relieve the pain and pressure of inflammation, and combine to combat toxic buildup and irritation that can otherwise prevent the organs from functioning as designed.

Makes: 1 liter

1 liter water

1/2 medium pink grapefruit, peeled and sliced

1/2 large lemon, peeled and sliced

1/2 large lime, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon mint leaves, crushed

1-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced

  1. Prepare a pitcher or water infuser product with 1 liter water.
  2. Place the grapefruit, lemon, lime, mint, and ginger inside the pitcher or water infuser's canister.
  3. Allow mixture to steep in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place for 4 to 8 hours. For best flavor and health benefits, consume within 24 to 48 hours.

Key Ingredients

The vitamin C–rich grapefruit contains lycopene, which not only acts as a potent antioxidant for cell health and cell regeneration but also helps to regulate blood pressure. The lemon and lime contribute limonoids, which help to combat free radical damage to cells and help to relieve inflammation, one of the major causes of pain in the body's joints and extremities. The mint and ginger contribute enzymes, oils, and polyphenols that help the functioning of the cardiovascular system, immune system, and nervous system.

Strawberry-Pineapple

With nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium, this infused water recipe delivers all of the essentials needed to maintain a detoxification program that's not only nutritious, but delicious, too!

Makes: 1 liter

1 liter water

6 strawberries, tops removed and sliced

2 (3/4-inch-thick) slices of pineapple, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons whole basil leaves

1 tablespoon organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

  1. Prepare a pitcher or water infuser product with 1 liter water.
  2. Place the strawberries, pineapple, basil, and vinegar inside the pitcher or water infuser's canister.
  3. Allow mixture to steep in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place for 4 to 8 hours. For best flavor and health benefits, consume within 24to 48 hours.

Key Ingredients

Strawberries and pineapple not only contribute a sensational sweetness to this infusion but also provide the body with an astounding amount of nutrients that work together to combat illness, protect cellular health, promote proper system functioning, and detoxify the body of impurities. Infusing every sip with vibrant colors and flavors, these two ingredients provide the body with plentiful antioxidants that forage free radicals, fight toxicity, and prevent oxidative damage to the cells, organs, and systems that are responsible for detoxification.

Excerpted from Infused Water by Britt Brandon Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.