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Hydrate with Infused Water

A healthy and tasty way to stay hydrated is to try infused water.  Infused water includes adding different fruits, vegetables and/or herbs and spices to your water.  Not only do you get the benefits of getting hydrated, but you also gain flavor without all the excess sugars and chemicals that are in alternative beverages such as pop, sweetened teas or flavored coffees.  Jen will show you how easy it is to infuse your water with fresh produce. 

Infused H2O

Healthy Hydration

In our bodies, water helps to digest food, transport  nutrients and oxygen to all cells of the body, cushion our joints and organs and carry waste products out of our body.  

Endless Combinations

Try some of these favorite pairings: 

  • cherries with lime, mint
  • strawberries with peaches or kiwis
  • cucumber with lemon and ginger root
  • lime with orange and rosemary
  • raspberries with mint and lime
  • slices of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, orange)

Be the Hero of the Party!

Infused water is a beautiful crowd pleaser.  Serve it in large drink dispenser on your buffet table.  


 
Cherry Limeade

All you need:

  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 10 pitted cherries, cut in half
  • 1 lime, sliced thinly
  • ice 
  • 1 liter sparkling water 

All you do:

1.  Muddle (smash with spoon or muddler) mint leaves in bottom of a bowl or large drink dispenser.  Add mint with pitted cherries, sliced lime, ice and water to drink dispenser and serve.
 

Adapted from: www.infusedwaterrecipes.com

 
 

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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