Drink UP!

For some, drinking water is, well, boring. However, it is needed – right? Dr. Melissa Tepe, Affinia Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, says ” individuals should follow the 8×8 rule. That is eight glasses at eight ounces a day.” She adds,” if we do not drink enough water, our bodies cannot flush out waste that collects in our body, which can cause a host of problems.”

So, how can a person give their drinking water a little umph? The answer is infusion. Infused water has far less calories than juice. The fruit remains intact and you do not actually eat it!

There are endless infused water recipes from a simple glass of water with lemon slices to drinks enhanced with blackberries and peaches. Sounds good? Try this easy recipe to give your water some swagger.

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Ingredients:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup blackberries

2 peaches, pitted and cut into half-inch wedges

6 cups spring or filtered water

2 cups unsweetened organic coconut water

1 gallon clean glass jar with lid

Directions:

1. Place blueberries and blackberries into the bottom of your jar, then the peach slices on top.

2. Pour the spring water and coconut water into the jar. Stir the water, cover with a lid and put water into the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight for the best flavor. Drink within two days.

Makes 64 ounces

Recipe provided by A Harmony Healing