Flavored Water: Cucumber, Mint, & Lime Infused
Flavored Water: Cucumber, Mint, & Lime Infused
Flavored Water: Cucumber, Mint, & Lime Infused
January 29, 2017    POSTED IN  BeverageRecipes

Consuming plenty of fluids doesn’t have to be a bore. There are countless of ways to spice up plain ol’ water, such as naturally infusing it with fresh fruits and herbs. One of my go-to favorites is a refreshing combination of fresh cucumber, mint, and lime flavored water.

Mint – This well-known breath freshener is very soothing for the gut and may be able to help relieve undesirable GI issues, such as bloating and indigestion.  Mint is also rich in antioxidants and research suggest it may aid in curbing appetite as well.

Lime – These gorgeous fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also contain unique phytonutrients, such as flavonolglycosides, and limonoids which have powerful protective and antibiotic qualities.

Cucumber – This rehydrating fruit is ultra refreshing and adding it to water provides an infusion of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, calcium, and potassium.

Flavored Water: Cucumber, Mint, & Lime Infused
SERVES: 1 pitcher (8 cups)
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
2 sprigs mint (about 8-10 leaves)
8 cups water
DIRECTIONS
1

Add the cucumber and lime to a large pitcher.

2

Muddle or tear the mint leaves to help release the flavor and add to the pitcher.  Add water, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to infuse the water before serving and enjoy your naturally flavored water.

POSTED BY
Renee
Renee

Renee is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist practicing in Chicago.