Water — all dressed up
Infused water is plain tap water flavored with fruits, vegetables or herbs, and is a healthy alternative for those who find the beverage bland.
Citrus Cucumber Water
1 large lemon, sliced
1 large orange, sliced
1 large cucumber, sliced
1 half gallon of water
Place all sliced fruits and vegetables in a pitcher and add water. Refrigerate and allow the water to “infuse” for at least two hours. Pour over ice and enjoy.
Source: Boston Medical Center Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program
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