#100LBWeightLossJourney – Water Recipes – Berry Series

Welcome to the Berry Series of Infused Water Recipes!

Photo credit: Tc Morgan / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Photo credit: Tc Morgan / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

​Strawberry and Mint

16 strawberries (medium size) sliced thin

8 sprigs of mint

1 quart water and Ice

Serve after 30 minutes.

Strawberry and Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe cut in long wedges (4)

Strawberries cut in half (12)

1 quart ice and water.

Let sit 20-30 minutes before serving.​

Make it into a great iced tea by adding  Oolong Tea.

Raspberry and Lemon

1 slice of lemon in the glass, one on the edge for garnish

10 raspberries – infuse for 20 minutes, then remove and add ice

 

Blackberry & Lime Mojito

box of blackberries (gently stirred in- not crushed)

fresh mint leaves (gently stirred in- not crushed)

sliced limes

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

cane sugar, optional, (4tsp or add to taste)

crushed ice/ice cubes

ginger ale or club soda for bubbles (optional)

pitcher of water

Gently mix first 6 ingredients until blackberries are almost crushed. Add liquids and ice. Stir well and enjoy!

 

Strawberry and Kiwi

Box of Strawberries

6 Kiwi’s

A few fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Slice kiwi fruit into round, thin slices
Hull and thinly slice strawberries
Add mint.
Fill your favorite pitcher with water and add the strawberries, kiwi’s and mint.

Chill for at least two hours to allow the flavors of the fruit to infuse the water.

Add ice and serve.

 

Photo credit: ajdoudt / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Photo credit: ajdoudt / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

Facts about berries and weightloss:

* Berries are full of antioxidants. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve your overall health. Antioxidants protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources.

*  Anthocyanins that are found in berries, give berries their vibrant color, reduce inflammation, and may help prevent and manage arthritis. Quercetin is another antioxidant found in berries. It can also decrease the inflammatory effects of chemicals in the synovial fluid of the joints for people with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Both Anthocyanins and Quercetins work together  to help slow age-related memory-loss.

* Vitamin C is another antioxidant found in berries. It is principally responsible for the health of collagen. Eating vitamin C–rich berries will also make for radiant skin and healthy hair, and may reduce the risk of arthritis, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

* Berries are know as “juicy foods,” which means they are made up of mostly water. Berries and other “juicy foods” are great for losing weight because they make you feel fuller. This is because their high water content bumps up the volume in your stomache while keeping the calories low.

* Berries also contain fiber and folate. Fiber aids in weight loss and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Folate may help to protect against cardiovascular disease and age-related memory loss. Folate  has been found to also help ward off depression and improve your mood.

 

 

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About ChaosAndSilence

#100LBWeightLossJourney New to Blogging Newbie Gamer on Twitch. Avid Contester Mother to 2, Wife of 6 years. Baking, photography, dancing, hiking, etc.

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