I belong to the majority of us who find it very hard to consume let’s say 3 liters of water everyday. Hydration is great when it comes to keeping cramps at bay, and a sulky looking face. But gulping down just plain water isn’t enough for the daily trip to the kitchen. 

That is where infused water, over a few years, has been making rounds. And to my pleasure has been a flavorful boost to consuming more than the required liters. Pinterest has been my best-friend to say the least in discovering and experimenting on newer flavors and infusions that are a great companion in this Mumbai weather.

My favorite infusions are (Seasonal and Year-Round):

1. Grapefruit, Sage and Lemon:

This anti-oxidant dominant infusion with grapefruit and lemon make it for a tangy and refreshing slurp. While the delicate leaves of sage supports digestion and holds anti-viral properties to its name. This mixture promises flavor and health benefits in one glass.

2. Strawberries, Lemon and Basil:

A berry that doesn’t disappoint. A combination that gives you the boost of Vitamin C, B and fiber with benefits aiding in digestion, and soothing inflammation. 

3. Pineapple, Coconut and Lime:

If Pina Colada had a baby sister, then this infused water would be it. Get transferred to the tropical islands with this mix. 

4. Blackberries, Orange and Ginger:

A party of the taste-buds, when 3 strong flavors come together in an infusion. You’ll be damned if you’re not hydrating yourself as well. 

5. Watermelon, Kiwi and Lime:

For fruits that speak water themselves – the science and biology of flavor with watermelons and kiwi that helps prevent constipation, kidney disorder and promotes weight loss. 

6. Rosemary, Blueberries and Lemon:

A tonic that triggers mental alertness, memory and focus. Rosemary with blueberries is known for its anti-aging properties and low blood sugar. 

Berries and lime/lemon have been widely associated through infusion because of their antioxidant properties. When it comes to a burst of flavor and setting up a meet and greet – these ideas work great as a healthy alternative to juices.

Add in your own twists to these existing infusions for a better way to quench your thirst and fill in the sweet craving through impromptu or well-planned fruit-infusions.