Orange, apple, and mint infused water is a refreshing and healthy way of getting your required daily water intake. Health experts advise that we should drink 8 eight oz glasses each day. I have read in other blogs that amount has been increased to 3 liters for men (13 cups) and 2.2 (9 cups) for women according to the Institute of Medicine. It still equates to a lot of water every day and, more often than not, that tents to be very boring. Infused water is a great way of overcoming this obstacle.
There are even more health benefits to orange, apple, and mint infused water. The oranges contain vitamin C and lower cholesterol. The apples reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. The mint aids in digestion. These are only a few of the wonderful benefits of the ingredients in infused water.
I use a glass pitcher for my infused water, but you can use just about any container you have on hand. Some people even use mason jars. I cut the apple in half at first. Then, I slice it into quarters, remove the cores, and cut each quarter into 4 wedges. In light of this you end up with about 16 pieces. In terms of the orange, I simply wash it and cut it into about 6 slices. You can just wash the mint leaves and drop them over the oranges and apples. I leave it in the fridge for about 2 hours before drinking it. If you want the maximum flavor, you will want to leave it in overnight. I use the same fruit over again and get four or five refilled jugs from it.
- 1 apple, cut into about 14 to 16 wedges
- 1 large orange, sliced into 6 pieces
- 15 – 20 mint leaves
- 1 tray of ice cubes
- Servings: 5
- Time: 15 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: American
After you have sliced the apple, add it to the container and pour some water over it as it will turn brown. Add in the oranges, mint, ice cubes, and water. Put the infused water in the fridge and allow it to cool for a couple of hours – overnight works the best.
Pour it into and glass and enjoy you orange, apple, and mint infused water.