Staying hydrated in Summer is crucial to your body. Our bodies are up to 75% water, so after a long day at the beach, park or hitting the trails hydration is key in maintaining energy levels. Thought there is not set standard the Institute of Medicine recommends 12 cups of water per day for men and 9 for women. Here in South Texas with the intense heat and humidity I can easily drink double that amount. I have no problem drinking water, actually I love it.
But… for a few members of my family drinking water is boring, stale and tasteless.
To keep them hydrated, refreshed and full of energy I whip up a huge pitcher of infused water. Adding a natural twist to my water for example: melon, cucumbers, fresh herbs, grapes, berries citrus give water a boost of flavor and makes for one very chic glass.
These pitchers look amazing at any table, baby showers, brunch, dinner parties and Summer mingles.
- Watermelon slices
- Lemon slices
- Mint leaves
- In a large pitcher add melon, lemon slices, mint and ice; fill with water and store in fridge for 10-15 minutes to infuse.