Ultimate Recipe Guide for Infused Water for Detox & Weight-loss
Learn how to make detox water for weight loss and wellness. This infused water guide provides lists of dozens of healthy plant-based ingredients in dozens of combinations to build nutritional and refreshing infused waters. The ingredients are also labeled with their nutritional strength so this might be the only infused water guide you ever need. Each water lasts about 3 days in the refrigerator, refill each night. Eat the fruit or veggies if you want at the end unless they seem spent.
Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword: chia water, drink water, fruit water, herbs, infused water, keep hydrated, leafy greens, oat water
Combine plain or sparkling water, 1 fruit choice, 1 veggies choice, and a few leaves or stem of an herb, and ice, then hand stir or muddle. Regarding amounts, I general do 1 part fruit/veggie to 4 parts water, but it's your choice.
A few tips. Green leaves should be cut in strips or hand-massaged to release nutrients, and berries should be squashed, and other fruits finely chopped. Remove rinds on ALL citrus fruits to prevent the water becoming too bitter-tasting.
Refrigerate the water for at least an hour before drinking so it is nutrient-rich.
I find the fruit lasts about 2-3 refills of water, and yes, you can eat the fruit as long as it seems fresh to you! Make a few different flavors to give your self choices throughout the day. And try to drink at least 3 glasses of the infused water daily - at least one before each meal to reduce hunger needs.
Make Chia Water and/or Oatmeal Water
To Make Chia Seed water
Add 1 tbsp chia seeds per 8 oz chilled water, a flavorful fruit like citrus or strawberries, and drink with straw to be sure to speedily ingest the chia seeds. TIP: An unusual replacement is basil seeds. Use as you would chia seeds. They provide nearly identical nutrition.
To Make Oatmeal Water
Blend 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, 24 oz of water. Strain, chill and drink as water.
This provides 3 glasses of water, enough to drink one glass before each meal - this provides you with extra-ordinary nutrition and staves off hunger so you will eat less.
TIPS: Use the oatmeal residue for smoothies. Some people add 1 tsp of maple syrup to the water, although I personally find the cinnamon flavors it enough. I am still sitting on the fence about this one - I made it and yet my blender is so high powered there was no residue left. Then I added 2 tbsp cacao powder and a date and it was the most delicious chocolate smoothie! But I digress...this was obviously a smoothie, and not oatmeal water. So try oatmeal water, and see what you think. There is an increasingly popular opinion that making pure oatmeal water and drinking it out of the fridge as you would detox water, is an incredibly effective weight control device.