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 is 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!)
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:
- Watermelon and Basil Infused Water
- Orange Basil Infused Water
- Cucumber Lemon Lime Basil Infused Water
- Strawberry Basil Water
- Refreshing Infused Water with Orange, Blueberry, and Basil
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:
- Cucumber, Lemon & Rosemary Infused Water
- Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Water
- Strawberry, Blackberry and Rosemary Infused Water
- Apple, Raspberries and Rosemary Fruit Infused Water
- Citrus and Rosemary Infused Water
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 dose of antioxidants before you step out the door.
Check out these mint-infused water recipes:
- Cherry Mint Infused Water
- Blackberry Mint infused Water
- Cucumber, Mint, and Lime Infused Water
- Mint Citrus Water
- Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Infused Water