During the holidays, losing weight can be difficult, but not impossible. One thing that really helps a lot is drinking more water. When you increase your water intake, you are able to feel fuller for longer and can help to reduce caloric drinks like alcohol, soda, and fruit juice. Infused water lets you have flavoring so you don’t feel like you are missing out too much.
An excellent infused water recipe to try out during the holiday season is one that is made with cranberry and orange. This infused water will use fresh cranberries that have been muddled in order to get all of the juice out of them, added to a pitcher along with plenty of orange slices. Add your water and ice to the pitcher and let it sit for several hours or up to 24 hours. You can drink the water with the fruit and it will hold onto the flavor even after filling it up multiple times.
Berries and Mint
Quite a few berries are in season during the winter, which works great for holiday infused water. Adding mint to the finished infused water recipe makes it taste just like a classic Christmas drink, but it won’t contain any calories or fat. Cranberries are a really good option, but you might also have cherries, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries that are available for this water. Add some fresh mint to the bottom of the pitcher, then fill it up with ice water.
Apple Cinnamon Water
Apple and cinnamon are more ingredients that are ideal for seasonal drinks. You can also use them in your infused water recipes. You want to use the best quality apples you can find, preferably organic apples. Try to get sweet red apples for this infused water. Slice up the apples and put the slices into the pitcher with some cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger root. Add your water and ice and let it sit for a few hours before serving.
These are ingredients many people don’t think about when they think of seasonal water or drinks, but both pomegranates and limes are in season in the winter. This is refreshing water that is really great in the morning when you first wake up. You just need to add the seeds of a pomegranate instead of the whole fruit, since that is where all the flavor is. Add some lime slices to the bottom of the pitcher, followed by your ice and water, and place it in the refrigerator. You can also do this directly in a drinking glass.