3 Herb-Infused Water Ideas for an Early Morning Detox

We know, getting up an hour earlier to add another trending morning routine to your list is rough. Like, extremely rough. It’s probably as unpleasant as giving up your desire to guzzle an entire cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Luckily you have other energy-boosting options that won’t cause you to crash in the middle of the day from inevitable withdrawal symptoms.

Rather than giving in to the temptation of sugar-laden, caffeinated beverages for a dose of flavor and soothing energy, you can turn to herbs to lend an energizing boost to your morning glass of water. Herbs such as basil, rosemary, and mint provide nutritional benefits that are exempt from the artificial coloring found in diet sodas and “vitamin waters”. Known for being both tasty and healthy, herb-infused water are a great way to keep you hydrated during the warmer months, and get your morning started with a little a.m. detox.

The infusion process allows you to simply extract the nutrients from herbs without adding a boatload of sugar and unnecessary calories. For best results, store infused water in an airtight glass or bottle overnight and let the flavors meld to achieve a potent flavor that will last anywhere from 3-7 days, depending on the types of herbs you choose.

So grab a pitcher of water and purchase your favorite herbs to get started with these three herb-infused water ideas for your early morning detox. (Productivity bonus: you can prepare these infused water mixes in less than 15 minutes!)

Skinny Ms.
Skinny Ms.

Basil

Your morning routine just became better with this nutrient-dense herb that contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. Basil is a leafy, aromatic plant that can be infused in your water for a stimulating and soothing morning detox. Fruits such as watermelon, strawberry, and blueberry are excellent additions to your basil infused water.

Check out these basil infused water recipes:

Infused Waters
Infused Waters

Rosemary

The super antioxidant powers of rosemary may improve your vision, protect your skin, ward off disease, and serve as a nervous system relaxant. Rosemary is an aromatic spice that is high in flavonoids, making it an ideal herb for an infusion. Combine rosemary with your favorite fruits and you’ll cleanse your body of the toxins that you poured into your body the day before.

Check out these rosemary infused water recipes:

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Mint

Mint may be known for its breath-freshening benefits but it’s also a great morning purifier for relieving fatigue, promoting digestion, and overcoming depression.  When you infuse mint into your water, you’ll enjoy the flavorful taste and nutrition that will give you a morning boost. Try some mint detox water to get a high level of antioxidants before you step out the door.

Check out these mint infused water recipes:

 

About Charlene Rhinehart

Charlene is a motivational speaker, former Ms. Corporate America, and entrepreneur. She provides freelance writing and consulting services as the Managing Director of CEO Unlimited LLC and provides resources for career driven female professionals as Founder of the Career Goddess Academy. Charlene can’t deny that she is also a fitness fanatic, having obtained certifications as a Zumba Instructor, WERQ Fitness Instructor, POUND Pro, and SCW Personal Trainer. Connect with Charlene on Twitter @careergoddess or Instagram @charlenerhinehart.

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