It’s the first day of summer 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. And please make sure that you’re using organic strawberries, or you will be drinking a toxic soup.
Strawberry Basil Water
- ½ 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