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Quench Your Thirst With These 5 Mediterranean Water Recipes

You’re supposed to drink HOW many ounces of water per day? Amp up your H20 with Mediterranean flavors to get in your daily dose!

The typical rule of thumb is to try to drink between half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would equate to 75 to 150 ounces of water per day.

Of course, this recommendation is based on your size and weight, where you live and your activity level. Regardless, and to be honest, sometimes it can be tough to guzzle down the recommended daily amount.

An easy way to ensure your body is getting the hydration and nutrients it needs is to infuse your water with fresh fruits and vegetables. Not only will this simple trick add delicious flavor to your water, but each recipe also comes with natural health benefits.

*Recipes are for a standard 64-ounce pitcher but can be modified based on the amount of water you are using.

1. Mango Ginger – Metabolism Booster

    ½ inch ginger root, cut into 3 or 4 slices

    1 cup fresh or frozen mango

Ginger and mango ingredients for Mediterranean style flavored water

2. Cucumber Lemon – Ultimate Detox

    ½ a lemon, thinly sliced

    ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced

Cucumber and lemon ingredients for Mediterranean style flavored water Mediterranean style cucumber and lemon flavored water

3. Strawberry Lime – Anti-aging

    1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

    ½ a lime, thinly sliced

Strawberry and lime ingredients for Mediterranean style flavored water Mediterranean style strawberry and lime flavored water

4. Pineapple Mint – Joint Pain Reliever

    1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple

    10 leaves of mint

Pineapple and mint ingredients for Mediterranean style flavored water Mediterranean style pineapple and mint flavored water

5. Grapefruit Rosemary – Detox with a boost of Vitamin C

    1 medium-sized grapefruit

    1 large sprig fresh rosemary

Grapefruit and rosemary ingredients for mediterranean style flavored water Mediterranean style grapefruit and rosemary flavored water 

*It is recommended to let your water sit in the fridge at least for three hours to allow the flavors to infuse before drinking.

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