Pineapple mint infused water – this detox drink is made with pineapple and fresh mint leaves turning plain water into deliciously refreshing sweet water
If you’re a health enthusiast like me then chances are you’re probably seen a load of fruit infused water circulating the internet. Fruit infused water is so refreshing, especially on a hot summer’s day. They also make the best endless beverage, as you only need to top up with water – how cool is that?
What is fruit infused water?
Fruit infused water is essentially what the name suggests, adding a few pieces or even slices of fruit to your water. You might be wondering why in the world would someone do that? Why not extract the juice from the fruit or eat it by itself? Good question!
Look at it this way, a large percentage of our body constitutes water, we need water more than food. Trust me if you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself stranded on a scorching hot deserted island, with no food in sight.
There’s a good chance you’ll be able to survive providing you can find an oasis or a source of clean water to hydrate the body. My analogy might sound extreme or highly unlikely for some BUT….I feel I should emphasize the importance of consuming water.
The health benefits of drinking pineapple infused water
It’s not uncommon for people to loathe water or simply find it boring, that’s why fruit infused water is the perfect way to met your recommended 8 glasses of water per day. You can add whatever fruit or even vegetable you wish, the world is your oyster and you are in complete control.
Fruit infused water acts like a cleanser, see it as a mode of entry to the world of detox. Water not only dehydrates the body, it also flushes out the toxins from our vital organs such as the skin, kidney and liver.
The liver’s primary function is to break down fat, it also needs replenishing to rid itself of any build up of toxins which might inhibit weight loss.
Ladies listen up, that stubborn pouch around the tummy is a clear indication that the liver needs to be cleansed. Adding fruit infused water to your healthy lifestyle is guaranteed to aid weight loss, your skin will be glowing and your body will feel more energized
Preparing pineapple mint infused water
There are no written rules for making pineapple mint fruit infused water, it’s really a matter of taste. The more fruit you add, the more concentrated the flavour of the water. I added about a cup’s worth of fruit, a few slices of cucumber and replenished my water bottle accordingly.
Pineapple mint infused water
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint
- 4-6 slices of cucumber
- water** start with a glass and replenish as needed
- Use a large bottle glass or even a small jug to store
- Add all of the ingredients to your glass or container of your choice and replenish with more water accordingly (fruit will steep and taste more concentrated overtime).