10 No-Calorie Tasty Twists on Plain Water
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Drinking more clean filtered water is key to losing weight. And while sweetened beverages, juices and sodas pack on the pounds, drinking plain old water all the time can get boring.

What’s the perfect no-calorie solution to shake things up a bit in the drinking department while continuing to promote weight loss? Infused water. Infusing you water with flavorful medleys of health-packed fruit, herbs and spices can help to stimulate better digestion, reawaken your metabolism, and strengthen your immune system with powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, all while cranking up your body’s detox machinery and flushing the fat.

Try making these delicious and refreshing infused waters to sip on throughout your day. These cooling, calming waters help to keep you hydrated, refreshed and energized all day long, while keeping water weary boredom at bay.

 

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Morning Lemon Zinger

Squeeze 2 slices of lemon into a tall glass of warm water. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Drink this first thing upon waking up, before eating or drinking anything.

Cooling Cucumber Cumin Water

Fill a lidded pitcher with 8 glasses of water. Add in 8 slices of cucumber, slices of ½ a lemon, 4 sprigs fresh cilantro and 1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Fat-flushing Grapefruit Citrus Spring

Fill a lidded pitcher with 8 glasses of water. Add in slices of ½ a grapefruit, ½ a cucumber, ½ a lemon, ½ a lime and 2 springs parsley. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Lemon Ginger Tummy Tamer

Fill a mason jar with 12 oz. of water. Add in slices of ¼ lemon, 1 inch knob of freshly grated ginger root, and 2 mint leaves. Screw on the cap and allow to infuse unrefrigerated for at least 2 to 3 hours. Shake or stir before drinking.

Anti-inflammatory Orange, Turmeric & Ginger Tonic

Fill a lidded pitcher with 8 glasses of water. Add in 6 orange slices, 1 inch knob of freshly grated ginger root, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and ½ teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Drink cold or at room temperature, shaking or stirring before drinking.

Watermelon & Beet Endurance Elixir (for Athletes)

Fill a lidded pitcher with 8 glasses of water. Add in 1 small beet that has been rinsed and sliced, 1 to 2 cups of watermelon chunks, ¼ cup loose fresh mint leaves, and slices of ½ lime. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Pineapple Post-Meal Digestive Aide

Fill a lidded pitcher with 8 glasses of water. Add in 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks, slices from ½ a lemon, 1 inch knob of freshly grated ginger root and 3 mint leaves. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Kidney Cranberry Cocktail

Fill a lidded pitcher with 7 glasses of water. Add in 1 cup of brewed and cooled dandelion tea (allow 1 cup of hot water to steep with 1 dandelion tea bag for 10 minutes, than allow it to cool and pour in to the pitcher). Then add in 1 cup fresh sliced cranberries, slices from ½ a lemon, slices of 1 small beet and 1 dandelion tea bag. Put on the lid and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Antibacterial Pomegranate Strawberry Coconut Water

Fill a large mason jar with 3 cups coconut water, 1 cup fresh strawberry slices, seeds from 1 pomegranate and 5 fresh basil leaves. Screw on the cap and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

Apple Cinnamon Blood-Sugar Balance Beverage

Fill a large mason jar with 3 cups water, slices of 1 apple, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ½ cup raspberries and slices of ¼ lemon. Screw on the cap and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or stir before drinking.

 

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