Summer is almost here and I want to scream…hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Most people are walking around dehydrated and don’t even know it. By the time your brain has gotten the signal that you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Did you know that thirst is only one signal of dehydration. I highly recommend reading two books:
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water and The Water Secret. These book will totally change the way you think about water.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…Strawberry basil infused water is a perfect way to hydrate.
Fresh berries are abundant in summer so it only makes sense to mix water with antioxidants right? *(Nod your head yes). In addition to antioxidants, strawberries are chocked full of vitamin C. It almost sounds like a bottle of anti-aging serum. As a matter of fact it’s way better. Strawberry basil water is more affordable and easily accessible.
Basil is highly anti-inflammatory. Plus, if you have a garden, I’m pretty sure that basil is growing in it. Seriously, do I really have to convince you why you should stop reading this and make a batch of this strawberry basil infused water right now? The water would pair deliciously with this strawberry salad.
Another reason, that you should make this is that kids love it. If you have a problem with your kids drinking their H20, this strawberry basil water recipe is perfect. If you can, be mindful and try to use organic strawberries as strawberries have one of the highest toxic residues of all the fruits and vegetables.
You can read more about it here: https://thedomesticlifestylist.com/start-fresh-best-foods-to-always-organic/
Strawberry Basil Water
- 1/2 pint fresh strawberries (cut in half)
- 2 fistfuls fresh basil
- 5 cups cold water
- Put strawberries, basil in a glass vase or jar
- Add cold water.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour but up to 4 hours
- Pretty straws are optional
The more the fruit sits in the water, the more flavor you get.
Serving Size1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 11Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 0g
Original June 20, 2017. Updated June 15, 2020.
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