Summer Coolers – DIY Detox Water Recipes

Summer Coolers – DIY Detox Water Recipes

We’re opening our De-Stress Summer series of useful blog posts and guides for helping you stay cool and calm naturally this season with a winner of a DIY project.

It’s important to keep your hydration levels up all year round, but summer especially requires you to top up your fluid intake regularly. When we lose fluids by sweating, our bodies find it harder to complete their necessary daily tasks, such as pumping blood to our muscles or lubricating our joints.

De-Stress Summer -  Summer Coolers

Experts say you should drink around 6-8 glasses of water a day, which can seem a lot. But don’t fret – we’ve got the perfect solution. We’ve created five recipes for delicious Summer Cooler infused waters, which combine thirst-quenching chilled water with the natural benefits of various herbs, teas and fruit. Not only will they help to keep you happily hydrated, these types of waters are also considered by some to be ‘detox waters’ – as they help to flush out the body’s toxins and supply it with antioxidants.

From our exotic ‘Indian Summer’ which incorporates cumin and fennel for a delicious, spicy flavour to our energising ‘Revitaliser’ to give you a boost of energy when you’re feeling low, these infused water drinks will help to keep you in tip-top condition throughout summer.

We created our graphic with the help of wonderful artist Julie Smits, who is the creator of the journal The Hungry Child. We’ve got an interview coming up on the blog in the next few weeks where you can find out more about Julie and her process of using these natural dyes to create stunning illustrations and paintings, so make sure to check back soon.

We’ve also got another blog post coming up which breaks down each recipe and explores the benefits of each ingredient – as well as some handy shopping lists in case you’d like to brew them up at home.

They’re very easy to make – just pop the listed ingredients in a jug of chilled water and leave to infuse for 2-5 hours. If the recipe includes a tea bag, cold brew the tea in water overnight in the fridge then add in your extras for another few hours to get the best out of them. Strain if you like and experiment with amounts to find your perfect combinations. They make lovely cooling drinks to sip on to hydrate and refresh – why not try making up a batch for your next barbeque (as long as the weather holds out)!

So without further ado, here are our 5 Summer Cooler recipes! Explore the graphic below (click on the image for the full-size version) and let us know in the comments which drink takes your fancy. Cheers!

Summer Coolers - Infused Water Recipes - De-Stress Summer

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