Waters, like this flavored water recipe with strawberry and guava or guayaba, are a great way of drinking more water and getting nutrients from the fruit and herbs.
Guava is the star of this flavored water recipe. It tastes great along with the strawberries, apple, and mint.
5 large strawberries
4 sprigs of mint
Fill a large pitcher halfway with water.
Cut the guava in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Add the seeds and some water to a small blender cup and blend. Not all the seeds will liquefy, so strain the seeds into the water pitcher.
Slice all the fruit and put in the water.
Add the sprigs of mint.
Refrigerate to blend the flavors.
If you can’t wait, just add ice cubes.
You can continue to add more water to the pitcher with each glass you pour. You can drink this all day and eat the fruit.
Guava or Guayaba
Guava or guayaba is a fruit with a nutrient punch. Guava has almost 4 times the amount of vitamin C that an equivalent size orange along with vitamin A, B, fiber and powerful antioxidants. They are native to Mexico, Central, and South America. All parts of the plants, leaves, bark, and fruit have been and are used for medicinal purposes.
The guava is rich in carotenoids, essential oils, fatty acids, fiber, flavonoids, lectins, pectin, phenols, saponins, and vitamins.
Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. They are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving, about eight strawberries, provides more vitamin C than an orange.
According to LiveScience.com, apples are also loaded with vitamin C. Almost half of an apple’s vitamin C content is just under the skin, so it’s a good idea to eat apples with their skins. That’s also where apple’s fiber is found. Apples contain insoluble fiber, which provides bulk in the intestinal tract. The bulk holds water that cleanses and moves food quickly through the digestive system.
For more of the health benefits of mint, check this out.
If you’re ready to have an ageless body, to get started click here!
Find more flavored water recipes on my Pinterest board.