Must. Drink. More. Water.
Boring, right? We all know what we should be doing, but drinking more water can be a bore if you don’t want to add heavily sweetened cordials or fruit concentrates to it.
Infusing water with fresh fruit and herbs is a great habit to mix it up, but have you ever thought about adding spices to your water too? It’s a fun way to throw in some extra health benefits!
My five must-have spring spices make great additions to these quick infused water recipes:
1. Cooling Cumin, Mint + Cucumber Water
All three of these ingredients are known for their cooling properties, especially on the digestive system, which is so important in any cleanse or detox.
Thymol, a compound in cumin, can stimulate bile production, which is required for the breakdown of fats and absorption of nutrients, making for healthy digestion.
Make the water:
Add 6 to 8 slices of cucumber, 3 to 4 fresh mint leaves, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin to 8 cups of water. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy chilled or at room temperature.