Watermelon Mint Infused Water

So yes, it’s summer.  AC’s been kickin’, sandals have been brought out from the depths of your closet, and perhaps like me, you’ve been sleepin’ butt-nekkid.

When the sun is blazing and the humidity is so thick it feels like a bath outside, one of the last things you probably want to do is spend time in your kitchen with the oven on.  Making bone broth in a hot ass kitchen in the summer is about as comfortable as wearing leggings underneath your jeggings….

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Anywho, I figured with the hot weather upon us it would make sense to post some weather appropriate recipes, and today’s blog was actually an inspiration from one of our May Lean Body Challenge participants Sophia, who shared a lemon cucumber infused water recipe with the group.

I honestly have never made infused water before, so I gave it a go this past week, and came up with a slightly sweet and thirst quenching, watermelon mint infused cocktail.  This is a great option for drinking more water with a little bit of flavor to keep you hydrated with all that perspiring you’ll be doing while having fun this summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quart pitcher
  • 2-3 big chunks of watermelon (I bought pre-cut watermelon at Trader Joes)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 ½  quarts of water or coconut water

Directions:

  1. Fill a 2-quart pitcher almost to the top (you want to leave some room for the fruit)
  2. Drop in the watermelon, squeeze the lime juice (I threw in the whole lime afterwards), add the mint leaves.
  3. Allow to sit overnight for maximum flavorness.

Basically, throw any kind of fruit in a water pitcher, and boom, you’ve got homemade Vitamin Water.  Here some other fruit combos to play with:

Island Fusion: Mango, pineapple and papaya

Citrus Explosion: Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime

Berry Blaster: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries

Cool Cucumber: Cucumber, Lime, and Basil

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