It’s summer and it’s hot. This is a great refreshing beverage to keep you cool and hydrated. With only four ingredients and a matter of about a minute to come together, this delightful flavored water is a perfect last minute recipe for any summer BBQ or picnic. This bright and clean flavor combo is sure to be a hit with your family and friends too!
Blueberries– Contain polyphenols that have antioxidant and inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation that contributes to chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer and age-related cognitive decline. They are high in vitamin C, immune-boosting, high in fiber and low in calories.
Basil– Contains a wide range of essential oils rich in phenolic compounds and a wide array of polyphenols such as flavonoids and anthocyanins. Basil is great for reducing inflammation associated with arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Basil is a rich source of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and has antibacterial properties.
Orange– Rich in vitamin C, this citrus fruit is great for immunity. Oranges are high in fiber and pectin, which helps protect the mucous membrane of the colon by binding to toxic, cancer-causing chemicals. Oranges are high in vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium, calcium and brimming with antioxidants that protect against free-radical damage in the body.
Blueberry Basil Orange Infused Water
- 64 oz. cold water
- 1/4 cup blueberries, lightly crushed
- 1/4 cup basil leaves, torn
- 1 orange, sliced
Stir together all ingredients in a pitcher and chill overnight. Serve over ice.